The Smokefree Action Coalition’s objective is to continue reducing the harm caused by tobacco by ensuring that an effective, fully funded and comprehensive tobacco control strategy remains a central element of government health policy.
Smoking is still the major preventable cause of death and disease and inequalities in health, killing about 100,000 people across the UK each year. Nearly one in six adults still smoke, and children of smokers remain exposed to secondhand smoke. The Smokefree Action Coalition wants the UK Government to continue to develop and implement an adequately funded comprehensive tobacco control strategy in order to keep driving down smoking rates and protect people from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.
What we have achieved so far…
The Smokefree Action Coalition successfully campaigned for the government to publish its new Tobacco Control Plan for England. We are also committed to supporting the adequately funded implementation of the Plan at the national and local level. We also urge the government to continue to update and improve its strategy over time to ensure that it remains effective.