About the Coalition

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.

Our Objective

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.

Our Mission

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.


View the Smokefree Action Coalition Strategy 2018-2020 here.

The smokefree case put simply

The UK is a world leader in tobacco control policy yet tobacco continues to cause over 100,000 deaths per year. Smokers and non-smokers, adults and children, all suffer from the burden of tobacco smoke. Some groups suffer more than others and the higher rates of smoking among the poorest and most disadvantaged increases health inequalities. It isn’t a simple matter of choice, it is hard for smokers to quit because tobacco is so addictive. There is much more that can be done to reduce the harm caused by smoking to smokers and those around them. The public are keen for further tobacco reform. It is essential for government policy to continue to evolve and develop its tobacco policy if smoking prevalence is to continue to be driven down year on year.

Hundreds of children still take up smoking every single day. Many will go on to become lifelong smokers – half of whom will die because of tobacco. We are committed to doing all we can to bring an end to the smoking epidemic.

You can see a full list of Coalition members here.

Activmob Alzheimer's SocietyArrhythmia AllianceASHASH Northern Ireland
ASH ScotlandASH Wales Association of Respiatory Nurse SpecialistsAssociation of the Directors of Public HealthAsthma UK
Atrial Fibrillation AssociationArthritis Research UK Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS TrustBath and North East Somerset CouncilBath and North East Somerset Tobacco Action Network
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS TrustBarnet Stop Smoking ServiceBarnsley CouncilBarnsley Smokefree Tobacco AllianceBarnsley Stop Smoking Service
Barts Health NHS TrustBeating Bowel CancerBedfordshire Tobacco Control AllianceBirmingham City CouncilBirmingham Health and Wellbeing Partnership
Blaby District CouncilBlackburn with Darwen Borough CouncilBlackburn With Darwen CCGBlackpool Council Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Blakenall Family PracticeBlissBlood Pressure UKBloodwise Body Positive Cheshire & North Wales
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council Bolton NHS Foundation TrustBountyBowel Cancer UK
Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Breast Cancer CareBrighton & Hove City CouncilBrinsworth AcademyBristol City CouncilBritish Association for Nursing in Cardiovascular Care
British Cardiovascular SocietyBritish Dental AssociationBritish Heart Foundation British Lung FoundationBritish Medical Association
British Paediatric Respiratory Society British Psychological SocietyBritish Society for Heart FailureBritish Thoracic SocietyBromley Healthcare
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS TrustBuckinghamshire Tobacco Free AllianceBury Metropolitan Borough Council Calderdale CouncilCambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cancer Focus Northern IrelandCancer Research UKCare EnglandChartered Institute of Environmental HealthChartered Society of Physiotherapy
Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health NetworkCheshire East CouncilChesterfield Borough CouncilChiltern CCG Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Circulation FoundationCity of York CouncilCoastal
West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group
Community Practitioners and Health Visitors AssociationCollege of Occupational Therapists
and Isles of Scilly Stop Smoking Service
Coventry City CouncilCoventry Healthy Lifestyle ServicesCoventry's Smokefree AllianceCroydon Hospital Stop Smoking Service
Cumbria County CouncilDalgarno TrustDarlington Borough CouncilDeborah Hutton CampaignDecipher Impact Ltd
Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustDerbyshire Conty CouncilDevon County CouncilDiabetes UKDoncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council Durham County CouncilEast Devon District CouncilEast Lindsey District CouncilEast
Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Eastern and Coastal Kent Stop Smoking ServiceEssex County Council Faculty of Public HealthFamilies Need FathersFatherhood
The Forum for Health and Wellbeing - NewhamThe Fostering NetworkFriargate SurgeryFresh Smokefree North EastGASP
Gateshead CouncilGloucestershire County CouncilGMFAThe Grand Healthy Living CentreGroundswell
Halton Borough CouncilHartlepool Borough CouncilHealthboxHealthy Settings Development Unit,
University of Central Lancashire
Heart Care Partnership UK
Heart of England NHS Foundation TrustHeart of MerseyHEART UK - The Cholesterol CharityHelena Partnerships Housing AssociationHelp2Change, Shropshire Council
Hinckley and Bosworth District CouncilHull CCGHull City CouncilHuntingdonshire District Council
The Ilchester Surgery Ingcat
- The International Nongovernmental
Coalition Against Tobacco
Institute of Health Promotion & EducationIsle of Wight CouncilKent
and Medway NHS Partnership Trust
Kent Tobacco Control AllianceKettering General Hospital NHS Foundation TrustKick AshKick ItKirklees Council
Knowsley CCGLambeth & Southwark Tobacco Control AllianceLancashire Care NHS Foundation TrustLancashire County CouncilLeeds West CCG
Leicester City CouncilLGBT Cancer Support Alliance/a>LGBT FoundationLifeline ProjectLive
Well Luton
Live Well SuffolkLiverpool City CouncilLiverpool Clinical Commissioning GroupLiverpool Community HealthLondon Borough of Bexley
Lloyds PharmacyLondon Borough of BrentLondon Borough of EalingLondon Borough of HackneyLondon Borough of Hounslow
London Borough of MertonLondon Borough of NewhamLondon Borough of SouthwarkLondon Borough of Tower HamletsThe Lullaby Trust
Luton Borough CouncilLuton Tobacco Control PartnershipMacmillan Cancer SupportManchester City CouncilMedical Women's Federation
Medway CouncilMedway Stop Smoking ServiceMedway Public Health TeamMen's Health ForumMendip District Council
Mental Health FoundationMiddlesbrough CouncilMid Devon District CouncilMilton Keynes CCGMilton Keynes Council
Moulton CollegeMouth
Cancer Foundation
National Children's BureauNational Youth AgencyNCSCT
New Leaf Nottingham Stop Smoking ServiceNewcastle City CouncilNewcastle Upon Tyne HospitalsNHS AllianceNHS Confederation
NHS East London and the City TrustNHS GloucestershireNHS Norwich CCGNHS Sheffield CCGNHS Traford CCG
NHS Vale of York CCGNHS WorcestershireThe Nile PracticeNo Smoking DayNorthamptonshire Tobacco Control Alliance
North East Lincolnshire CouncilNorth Lincolnshire CouncilNorth Tyneside CouncilNorthern
Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
Eastern and Western Devon CCG
Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation TrustNottingham
City Council
Nottinghamshire Strategic Tobacco Alliance Group (STAGOldham CouncilOral Health Foundation
Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Pendle Borough CouncilPhoenix Stop Smoking Services LincolnshirePlymouth City CouncilPortsmouth City Council
Preston City CouncilPrimary Care Respiratory Society UKPROVIDEPublic Health ActionPublic Health Suffolk
Quit51Ready to Stop Smoking -
Hull and East Riding Stop Smoking Service
Redcar and Cleveland CouncilRethink Mental IllnessRibble Valley Borough Council
Rochdale Borough Health and Wellbeing BoardRotherham Metropolitan Borough CouncilRotherham NHS Stop Smoking ServiceThe
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
Royal Borough of Greenwich
Royal College of Anaesthetists Royal College of General PractitionersRoyal College of MidwivesRoyal College of NursingRoyal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child HealthRoyal College of Pathologists name Royal College of PhysiciansRoyal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Royal College of RadiologistsRoyal College of Surgeons of EdinburghRoyal Devon and Exeter Trustre:freshRoyal National Institute of Blind People
Society for Public Health
St Helens Metropolitan Borough CouncilSt Paul's Medical CentreSalford City CouncilSandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Scarborough and Rydale CCGSheffield Coty CouncilSmokefree City and HackneySmokefree Bristol AllianceSmokefree Devon Alliance
Smokefree EalingSmokefree Hampshire and Isle of WightSmokefree HertfordshireSmokefree
Smokefree Lincs Alliance
Smokefree NewcastleSmokefree Norfolk AllianceSmokefree North SomersetSmokefree Somerset Alliance
Smokefree SolihullSmokefree South WestSmokefree SurreySmokefree WarwickshireSmokefree Wiltshire
Smokefree WirralSmokefree Yorkshire and the HumberSocialist Health AssociationSociety for the Study of AddictionSolihull Stop Smoking Service
Solutions4HealthSomerset County CouncilSouth Asian Health FoundationSouth Gloucestershire Tobacco Alliance NetworkSouth Hams District Council
South Ribble Borough CouncilSouth West Yorkshire NHS Partnership Foundation TrustSouthampton
City Council
Southend Borough Council Public Health ServiceStaffordshire County Council
Stockport CouncilStockton on Tees Borough CouncilStoke on Trent City Council The Stroke AssociationSunderland City Council
Surrey City CouncilSwindon Borough CouncilSwindon Smokefree AllianceSyncope Trust and Reflex anoxic seizures (STARS)Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Taunton Deane Borough CouncilTeenage Cancer TrustTeignbridge District CouncilTelford & Wrekin CouncilThe Practice,
South Woodham Ferrers
Control Collaborating Centre
Tobacco Free HertfordshireTobacco Free Leicestershire and RutlandTommy'sTorbay Council
Tower Hamlets CCGTower Hamlets Tobacco Control AllianceTrading Standards InstituteTrading Standards North WestTrafford Stop Smoking Service
Tri-Borough Public Health Department - Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, and Hammersmith & FulhamUK Centre for Tobacco Control StudiesUK Health ForumUK National Smoking Cessation Conference (UKNSCC)University
Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Vitality Health and Well-beingVoluntary and Community Action WirralWalsall Healthcare NHS TrustWarrington Borough CouncilWarwickshire County Council
West Sussex Tobacco Control AllianceWhittington Heath Stop Smoking TeamWilliam Fisher Medical CentreWirral CouncilWarrington Coronary Aftercare Support
Worcestershire Tobacco Control AllianceYorkshire Smokefree Wakefield