What we do

We bring together over 300 organisations across the UK committed to protecting children and lessening health inequalities by reducing the harm caused by tobacco.

We campaign for England to be smokefree by 2030 — to make smoking history for our children.

We collaborate internationally with the Framework Convention Alliance, an organisation of 500+ civil society groups across the world.

We communicate the big issues in tobacco control to policymakers and practitioners to help them reduce the burden of smoking.

We signpost to information, resources and training opportunities for frontline staff and strategic leaders in local authorities and the NHS.

Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control

The Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control is a statement of a council’s commitment to ensure tobacco control is part of mainstream public health work and commits councils to taking comprehensive action to address the harm from smoking. Since it was launched in May 2013, over 80 councils across the country have signed the Declaration.

NHS Smokefree Pledge

The NHS Smokefree Pledge is designed to be a clear and visible way for NHS organisations to show their commitment to helping smokers to quit and to providing smokefree environments which support them. The Pledge was endorsed by the previous Public Health Minister Steve Brine MP, and the Chief Executives of NHS England and Public Health England. It has been signed by over 60 Trusts and CCGs. We encourage all NHS organisations to sign the Pledge to demonstrate their commitment to a smokefree NHS.

Sign up to receive updates

The SFAC sends out regular email updates about the latest developments in tobacco control. To sign up to receive updates or join the SFAC, please email:

The SFAC website also hosts two other organisations: the Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group and the Mental Health and Smoking Partnership. These are both coordinated by ASH and include some members of the Coalition.

Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group

The Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group was established in 2012. The aim of this group is to produce recommendations on how the smoking in pregnancy ambition contained in the Government’s tobacco strategy can be realised. The Challenge Group has developed a number of resources for health professionals working to reduce rates of smoking in pregnancy.

To join the Smokefree Pregnancy Information Network and receive regular updates about policy developments, resources and training materials, please sign up here.

Mental Health and Smoking Partnership

The Mental Health and Smoking Partnership was established in 2016 following the publication of the Stolen Years report. Its aim is to bring together organisations committed to improving the health and lives of people with a mental health condition through achieving report’s ambitions.

The Partnership circulates regular email updates with information about the latest policy developments, information and resources. To join the Network and receive updates sign up here.

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Contact us

Smokefree Action Coalition
c/o Action on Smoking and Health
6th Floor, New House
67-68 Hatton Garden

To contact the Smokefree Action Coalition, please email admin@smokefreeaction.org.uk or call us on 020 7404 0242.