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Stop smoking service to target specific groups

Open-to-all approach has done all it can, says director of public health

The Island's stop smoking service is to start targeting specific groups in a bid to cut the number of smokers.

Recently-published public health figures show 11.1% of Manx adults smoke, compared to 15.5% in England.

Pregnant women and those awaiting surgery are among those to be given priority.

Director of Public Health Dr Henrietta Ewart hopes the targeted approach will be more effective:

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