The ASH Local Toolkit is a compilation of resources and links to materials for local public health professionals and councillors involved in tobacco control.
The Toolkit was developed with support from members of the Smokefree Action Coalition.
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, including tobacco control work and local stop smoking services.
A series of short papers for Councillors including Cabinet members and members of Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny Committees.
Short digests of local public opinion on support for tobacco control measures broken down by region.
A report on the impact of tobacco addiction on household finances and poverty, set in context by the tobacco industry’s huge profits.
This report sets out findings from a analysis conducted by Landman Economics for ASH looking at the impact of smoking on employment and earnings in terms of lost income across the UK.
A report on the impact of smoking on social care, including findings on the cost of smoking to local authorities as a result of smoking-caused social care need.
Tools and Resources
Click on the icons below to view ASH’s tools and resources.
Local data on key indicators and trends for your local area by Public Health England. Updated regularly.
Guidance for local authorities, public health bodies and the NHS on using ‘deep dive’ self-assessment tools to improve their tobacco control work.
The Department for Health’s current tobacco control strategy: Towards a Smokefree Generation: A tobacco control plan for England, published July 2017.
A collation of public health and clinical guidance on smoking related issues.
PHE’s JSNA support pack helps local areas develop joint strategic needs assessments and local joint health and wellbeing strategies that effectively address public health issues relating to alcohol, drug and tobacco use.
This short briefing by the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) and PHE summarises what good comprehensive local tobacco control looks like in practice.
Cancer Research UK and the Local Government Association’s guide to comprehensive tobacco control for councillors and local authority public health officers. July 2019.
Regional Support Contacts
Yorkshire & the Humber