Smokers to get more help quitting

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Smokers will be able to get a daily pill for free on the NHS that will help them give up smoking.

The pill will cost the NHS £1.95 per day and works by stimulating the brain in the same way that nicotine does, thus reducing the craving.  The pill has been approved by NICE who said it is “likely to be a cost-effective use of resources”.

Meanwhile, cancer and alzheimers patients who don’t have a self-inflicted drug addiction, are still being refused life-saving drugs in England because NICE doesn’t think the life-saving drugs are a cost-effective use of resources.

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