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Smoking rate could be just 10% by 2023

Public Health England (PHE) said that smoking rates among adults in England are expected to fall from the current level of 14.9% to around 10% by 2023.

The number of smokers in England has fallen by more than a million since 2014, it added.

The estimate comes as the health body launched its annual Stoptober campaign, encouraging smokers to join a mass quit attempt in the month of October