Tobacco Control Strategy
In Summer 2017, the Government published its new national strategy, Towards a Smoke free Generation: Tobacco Control Plan for England.
More recently, in 2021, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health proposed recommendations for the review of the Tobacco Control Plan1. Following this, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care commissioned an independent review into the government’s current tobacco control policies.
The Khan Review: Making Smoking Obsolete (2022) put forward 15 recommendations for the government. Both of these reviews will be considered as part of the updated national Tobacco Control Plan due in the Autumn 2022.
Our local strategy reflects the key ambitions and targets outlined in the plan to deliver a smoke free 2030.
The national strategy focuses on four main areas:
- The first smoke free generation
- A smoke free pregnancy for all
- Parity of esteem for those with mental health conditions
- Backing evidence-based innovations to support quitting
Achieving a smoke free generation will serve to significantly reduce health inequalities and improve health outcomes from birth and beyond.