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Lifestyle issues costing the NHS £11billion per year

Diabetes

Health problems such as poor diet, drinking and smoking are costing the NHS in England more than £11billion each year, the Public Health England (PHE) say. Furthermore, officials from the Government body say that unless lifestyle issues are tackled more effectively the NHS will become unaffordable. It warns conditions such as diabetes and smoking-related bronchitis are a new … Read moreLifestyle issues costing the NHS £11billion per year

Stoptober and the role of e-cigarettes in the workplace

Back in 2010, a fascinating piece of research from Policy Exchange found that smoking breaks at work alone was costing the British economy £2.9billion per year.  Loss of productivity from early death due to smoking also cost UK Plc £4.1 billion.  On the flip side of this, Public Health England announced this week that smoking rates in England … Read moreStoptober and the role of e-cigarettes in the workplace