Studies had disclosed that, just one in ten English people will be smokers by 2033
London CNN news had disclosed that it will be one in ten people will smoke cigarettes in the five years and Britain could be a smoke free by 2030, according to Public Health England (PHE).
This prediction were made prior to 400,000 people that gave up smoking in England last year, leaving the country with a population of 6.1 million smokers or 14.9% in the country, according to the office for National Statistics.
The Public Health England(PHE), it is likely that 8.5% and 11.7% of people will smoke in 2023 if the current measures and trend continues.
Duncan Selbie the board chief executive urged the National Health Services (NHS) to put everything in place and make sure that the goal of making Britain effective smoke free by 2030 which means that less than 5% of the population would smoke at annual NHS expo event earlier this month.
From these figure and statistics, it is likely that the country can achieve their goals of smoker free Britain. However there is a warning from PHE, that majority of people attempting to quit smoking cigarettes often do not use the most effective measures, six in ten smokers want to give up smoking but most who try this, rely on their willpower or going “cold turkey ” which is the least effective way to quit smoking, the health body disclosed.
The organization launched its Stoptober campaign on Thursday, encouraging people to give up cigarettes for 28 days in October.
“Britain is a global leader on tobacco control and our robust policies mean smoking rates have fallen to record lows,” Public Health Minister Steve Brine said in a statement announcing the campaign.
He added: “But we are not complacent — we know we must do all we can to keep encouraging smokers to quit for good.”
There were 77,900 deaths attributable to smoking — down 2% from the previous year — in England in 2016, the latest year for which figures are available, according to the NHS.
Poorest smokers “left behind”
Although the figures indicate that the total number of smokers in England is falling rapidly, more must be done to reduce inequalities in order to bring about a “truly smoke-free society,” according to one expert. This is because, the poor and less privilege smokers are left behind, hence the government must fund to ensure total smoke free society.