Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) Council has welcomed the Government ban on child-friendly menthol-flavoured cigarettes.
The ban on menthol is the next step in the Government’s plan to make England smoke-free by 2030.
According to the Council, newly published figures show that 295 children aged 11-15 years old start smoking in BANES each year.
According to BANES Council, figures also show there are:
In a statement, the organisation says menthol is a popular starter product for children and that menthol smokers are also more likely to become heavily addicted and find it harder to quit.