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In 2005, it merged with the Health Development Agency and became the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (though it has retained its original acronym).
Out of a population of around 440,000, between 31% and 40% of Liverpudlians smoked in 2004, way above the national average of 26%, according to the Health Development Agency.
The move is part of a national scheme by the Health Development Agency to make the National Health Service smoke-free.
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence - changing its name next year to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence when it absorbs the Health Development Agency - has patients and carers helping its evaluation.
Dame Yve Buckland, of the Health Development Agency, said: 'One main concern is the finding that the supermarkets with the poorest ratings are those with the larger proportion of low-income shoppers.
The figures were compiled by the Health Development Agency, whose chairman Dame Yve Buckland said yesterday: "Smoking-attributable deaths differ by up to 20 per cent across Primary Care Trusts.
And Health Development Agency boss Dame Yve Buckland added: "Prevention is better and cheaper than cure.
The Health Development Agency will work jointly with Professor Mark Bell is and his team at John Moores in the new National Collaborating Centre for Drug Prevention, launched today.