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Comprehensive tobacco control guidance

Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control

A high-level statement of support by local authorities which demonstrates commitment to comprehensive tobacco control.

Annual local tobacco control reports

Annual surveys of the state of funding for, and provision of, tobacco control measures and smoking cessation support by local authorities in England, commissioned by Cancer Research UK. 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 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.

10 high impact actions for local authorities and their partners

Practical guide to the top ten actions local authorities can take to drive down smoking rates and reduce inequalities in their communities.

Strategic guidance for local authorities: The End of Smoking report

Sets out the overarching strategy local authorities should take to reduce smoking rates and achieve the 2030 ambition.

Local Alliances Roadmap

Guidance on how to set up and run a successful alliance developed by ASH in partnership with Fresh.

External Links

OHID: CLeaR assessment tool
Guidance for local authorities, public health bodies and the NHS on using ‘deep dive’ self-assessment tools to improve their tobacco control programmes

OHID: Alcohol and drug

Information and other resources to support commissioners, service providers and others providing alcohol and drug interventions.

NICE Guidance: NG209 Tobacco: preventing uptake, promoting quitting and treating dependence