What we do
Supporting the Government’s goal of a smoke-free England by 2030
On Monday 29th July, the SFAC wrote to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock MP, to share our support for this goal, which while challenging, is achievable and popular and will save hundreds of thousands of lives in years to come.
The goal is set out in the Prevention Green Paper: Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s.
The Green Paper commits to setting out further proposals for achieving a smoke-free 2030 at a later date. The Government is also going to be considering options for revenue raising, including the ‘polluter pays’ approach and the possibility of raising funds under the Health Act 2006.
SFAC members are encouraged to respond to the consultation which ends at 11:59pm on 14 October 2019.
Read our letter of support here.
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.
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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.
Join the Coalition
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 7404 0242.