NEW:ASH has updated the local costs of smoking ready reckoner. The new estimates have been revised to ensure the tool more closely reflects estimates in the NICE Return on Investment model. It also includes a new analysis of smoking related fires, revised methodology for looking at smoking related litter and, for the first time, estimates of the cost of smoking to social care. It is now also possible to use the reckoner to get an estimate for the cost of smoking at ward level. Ward data is based on synthetic estimates of smoking prevalence which take account of levels of deprivation in each ward and attribute local authority smoking population accordingly.

Working together, ASH, the Faculty of Public Health, the Local Government Group, FRESH North East, Tobacco Free Futures (formerly Smokefree North West) and Smokefree South West have produced a set of materials for local public health professionals to use with Councillors and other stakeholders to help ensure that tackling tobacco use is high on the local public health agenda. A letter of support from Anne Milton, then Minister for Public Health, can be read here.

Together these resources will allow you to:

  • demonstrate the scale of the harm locally caused by tobacco use and the contribution this makes to health inequalities,
  • demonstrate the cost to local communities, local economies and service providers,
  • demonstrate the evidence of effectiveness of local action on tobacco and health.

The materials are designed for you easily to integrate local data from the APHO local tobacco control profiles and a new reckoner for local economic impacts.

map of the 9 UK regions

Click on the links below to access data and material specific to your region.

    1. North East
    2. North West
    3. Yorkshire and Humber
    4. East Midlands
    5. West Midlands
    6. East of England
    7. Greater London
    8. South East
    9. South West

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ASH receives funding from Cancer Research UK and BHF