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Guide: Childrens Centres are smokefree

Why is it important?

Smoking is the largest single preventable cause of death, killing over 80,000 people annually in England alone. This totals more than suicide, diabetes, alcohol and drug related deaths, road traffic and all other accidents put together.

Major causes of death in England

Half of all smokers will die prematurely from their addiction

Source: ASH Factsheet: “Smoking statistics, illness and death” June 2011