Asthma UK comment on Government's announcement on standardised tobacco packaging

The Government has just made an announcement on standardised tobacco packaging.

Kay Boycott, Chief Executive of Asthma UK, says: "The health impact of smoking on asthma is enormous: it both causes people to develop asthma and can trigger potentially life threatening asthma attacks. It also reduces lung function and can lessen the effectiveness of some asthma medicines. We are delighted that the 1 in 11 people with asthma, and particularly more than 1 million children in the UK, are a step closer to benefiting from a smoke-free future. If politicians are serious about improving the lives of people with asthma, they will support the legislation when the vote takes place."

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