Further resources

In this section you will find resources to help you go beyond highlighting variation in smoking prevalence and smoking related diseases and take further action. The section contains links to more data, information and ideas that can help you to explore the issues raised in this profile in more detail and inform actions to improve health outcomes. 

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Towards a Smokefree Generation; A Tobacco Control Plan (TCP) for England 2017 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/towards-a-smoke-free-generation-tobacco-control-plan-for-england sets out four key ambitions

  • To reduce smoking prevalence in adults (over 18 years) to 12% or less
  • To reduce smoking prevalence of 15 year olds who regularly smoke to 3% or less
  • To reduce smoking in pregnancy, as recorded at the time of delivery, to 6% or less
  • To reduce the inequality gap in smoking prevalence between those in routine and manual occupations and the general population

 To achieve the ambitions, the new tobacco control plan is targeted around four main themes, with a range of commitments and actions for each.

  • Prevention first
  • Supporting smokers to quit
  • Eliminating variations in smoking rates
  • Effective enforcement

Additionally, PHE have published policy, regulation and guidance on tobacco and smoking and e-cigarettes and vaping.

Get in touch: if you have examples of good practice in reducing the impact of smoking on health outcomes that you would like to share in this section, please get in touch at tobacco.profiles@phe.gov.uk

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