Local Resources



ASH’s local resources include the Local Toolkit, a wide range of tools and guides for professionals working to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco, and information for those looking to stop smoking.

Local opinion


Short digests gathering regional public opinion on key tobacco issues including smoking in the home, support for new legislation and the tobacco industry

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Costs of smoking to social housing: The quitting dividend for tenants and landlords


Briefing The quitting dividend for tenants and landlords explores the financial impact of smoking on social housing landlords and tenants. It finds that:   Over half a million social housing tenants are living in poverty due to smoking   On average, tobacco costs social tenants who smoke £2,600 per year – over £50 per week […]

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New strategic guidance for local authorities: The End of Smoking


ASH and Fresh have produced a new brief guide for local authorities on how to achieve a smokefree generation (where 5% or less of the population smoke).   Currently in England, only 30% of smokers make at least one quit attempt every year. At this rate, it will take until 2043 to reduce smoking prevalence to 5%.   But, […]

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Councillors’ briefings


Click on the links below to download short briefings (pdf) for councillors on key issues in tobacco policy. Each briefing sets out the problem and points towards action councils can take to put things right.   The challenge Making the case for local tobacco control This short briefing provides local councillors with the information they […]

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Annual local authority tobacco control report


About the reports These reports are written by ASH and commissioned by Cancer Research UK. They look at the state of funding for, and provision of, tobacco control measures and smoking cessation services in England. The reports set out the results from surveys of tobacco control leads from the 152 local authorities in England with responsibility for […]

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Toolkit: Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control


Background The World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the world’s first global health treaty. It is designed to help countries work to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco. Article 5.3 is a key element of the treaty. It is intended to protect public health policy from the influence of the tobacco industry. […]

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Webinar – the use of e-cigarettes among people with a mental health condition


On 13 November 2017, the Mental Health & Smoking Partnership hosted a webinar on the use of e-cigarettes among people with a mental health condition. The webinar featured presentations from Dr Debbie Robson who gave an overview of harm reduction and the evidence around e-cigarettes, then Louise Ross on harm reduction in the community, followed […]

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Presentations and slide packs


ASH presentations and powerpoint briefings APPG on Smoking and Health 2019 report – An overview of the recommendations made in the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Smoking and Health’s 2019 report Delivering the vision of a ‘Smokefree Generation’, with a  focus on recommendations which would have a direct impact on local authorities across England. […]

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Implementation of smokefree policies in mental health inpatient settings – webinar


This Mental Health and Smoking Partnership webinar examines implementation of smokefree policies in mental health settings, including case studies from trusts, an overview of NICE Guidance PH48 and recommendations from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).   Other resources The Stolen Years: The mental health and smoking action report NICE Guidance PH48: Smoking: acute, maternity and […]

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Addressing tobacco dependence within the NHS – Webinar


Allan Gregory from Public Health England presents on PHE’s ‘Menu of Preventative Interventions’ and the support available for putting policy into practice followed by Dr Louise Restrick, Integrated Consultant Respiratory Physician, Whittington Health and Islington CCG, presenting on the need for clinicians to identify and treat tobacco dependence. Other resources: Public Health England: Menu of […]

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Use of electronic cigarettes in pregnancy: Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group webinar


Professor Linda Bauld from the University of Stirling provides an update on the latest evidence about the use of electronic cigarettes in pregnancy, which is followed by a question and answer session with experts from Public Health England, the Royal College of Midwives and Improving Performance in Practice. Other resources: Use of electronic cigarettes in […]

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Enforcing tobacco legislation: Current and future opportunities – Webinar


    This webinar on tobacco enforcement, recorded on 08 February 2017, includes an overview of enforcement areas following changes to legislation, case studies from London and County Durham and an update on licensing including ASH’s report Counter Arguments. Other resources: ASH Briefing on Standardised Tobacco Packaging Changes to tobacco regulations 2016 Q&A

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Health Inequalities: Tackling half the difference – Webinar


In this webinar, recorded on 06 April 2016, Professor Amanda Amos from the University of Edinburgh and Martin Dockrell from Public Health England present an overview of the evidence on smoking and health inequalities and what actions can be taken to drive down inequalities. Other resources: Health Inequalities Resource Pack ASH Briefing: Health inequalities and […]

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Webinars


ASH runs a series of webinars to provide local and national professionals working in tobacco control with up to date information and resources on key topic areas. If you have any suggestions for future webinar topics or would like to be added to the email list to receive updates about webinars please email admin@smokefreeaction.org.uk.   […]

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Cost of smoking to social care


The information below summarises an analysis by Howard Reed of Landman Economics for Action on Smoking & Health, entitled “The Cost of Smoking to the Social Care System in England” first carried out in 2014 and updated in January 2017. The research shows that smoking not only contributes to the social care bill but also […]

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