As a result of the transfer of public health to local government in April 2013 and an increasing emphasis on localism, the role of local delivery of tobacco control has become vital. High quality local tobacco control supports action to reduce the number of people who smoke and improve the health of our communities.
This page provides links to a number of areas where the Smokefree Action Coalition and its members are providing support to local tobacco control.
This is a sister document to the Local Government Declaration above. It was developed to enable the health community to support colleagues in local government in their tobacco control work.
Established in February 2019, the network is a cross-party group of elected members committed to achieving comprehensive local government action on tobacco and the elimination of the harm it causes in our communities.