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High premature death rates

A new report from Public Health England shows that Plymouth and Torbay have very high rates of premature deaths (under 75 years), even though all other areas of Cornwall and Devon have very low rates.

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Plymouth Council to launch 'Health Improvement Team'

Plymouth City Council places a high priority on the health of our communities and has recently commissioned a ‘Health Improvement Team’ that when established will give members of the public access to a ‘one-stop-shop’ that will support Plymouth residents with advice and support for their lifestyle needs; this will include help to give up smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, losing weight and increasing physical activity.”

– Debbie Stark, Interim Director for Public Health, Plymouth City Council

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