UK study puts a cash figure on potential NHS saving if half of smokers switched

The UK National Health Service (NHS) would save over £500m a year if half the smokers in England switched to vaping, according to a study by Brunel University London.

“Cancer, heart diseases, stroke, chronic bronchitis and emphysema are the five main disease categories caused by smoking cigarettes,” said business economic expert Francesco Moscone, who authored the study. “Such illnesses put significant burden on the NHS, which we know is already under increasing pressure.”

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Tiziana Cauli

Senior reporter/health & science editor
Tiziana is an Italian journalist from Sardinia. She has worked for both international and local media in Italy, South Africa, France, Spain, the UK, Lebanon and Belgium. She also worked as a communications manager for several international NGOs in the humanitarian sector. Tiziana holds a degree in Political Science and a PhD in African Studies from the University of Cagliari and she’s a graduate of the Carlo De Martino school of journalism in Milan.

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