The health minister, Anna Soubry MP, has said she hopes the finding that smokers who quit can add years to their lives will spur them into action.
She said that she managed to quit smoking in her fifties and she feels much healthier as a result.
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Journalists and well-wishers are once again watching the entrance to the maternity wing of a hospital waiting for something to happen.
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Details of the new arrival were released by Kensington Palace.