Annual local authority tobacco control report


Following the COVID-19 pandemic, stop smoking services were required to cease face-to-face support to comply with government mandated lockdown measures implemented to enforce social distancing. 

ASH conducted a snapshot survey to see how stop smoking services across England were responding to this new challenge. The survey was online and open between April and May 2020.

View a write-up of the survey findings here.

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 public health.

The reports’ context

The reports have been conducted since 2015, monitoring tobacco control and smoking cessation provision since the transfer of public health responsibility from the NHS to local authorities in 2013, under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.