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10/11/2014

The London Health Commission has published Better Health for London on how to improve the health and wellbeing of Londoners. Better Health for London proposes tough measures to combat the threats posed by tobacco, alcohol, obesity, lack of exercise and pollution, which harm millions of people. One of the proposals in the report is to make London’s major parks smoke free. Around one fifth of Londoners still smoke, triggering 8,400 early deaths each year, and as many as 67 schoolchildren in the capital take up the habit every day, it said. Smoking is already banned in parks in several other global cities, including the 800-acre Central Park in New York. More