Funding cut results in fewest ever attempts to quit smoking

The number of smokers who tried to kick the habit last year fell to its lowest since quit-attempt records began, as the SNP government also cut funding into a scheme to help. According to official figures there were 59,767 attempts…

Scottish Conservatives
04/04/2018 10:28
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