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A million people have stopped smoking since the COVID pandemic hit Britain

More than a million smokers have quit the habit since the start of the coronavirus crisis, figures have revealed.

A new report by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) shows 1.1 million people in Britain have quit smoking, with a further 440,000 people trying to quit over the past few months (the YouGov survey produced between 15th April and 20th June 2020).

The news has been welcomed by the Local Government Association (LGA), who said the findings are a testament to the work of councils’ public health teams.