NHS Statement of Support for Tobacco Control

A photo of people taken at the launch of the statementAbout the statement

The NHS Statement of Support for Tobacco Control has been developed to enable the health community to support colleagues in local government in their tobacco control work.

It has been developed alongside the Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control.

The Statement provides a public commitment to:

  • work towards further reducing smoking prevalence;
  • to demonstrate a commitment to take action;
  • and to publicise the NHS’s dedication to protect local communities from the harm caused by smoking.It also reinforces the signatory’s commitment to protect tobacco control work from the vested interests of the tobacco industry.


The Statement of Support commits NHS organisations to:

  • Actively support local work to reduce smoking prevalence and health inequalities;
  • Develop plans with partners and local communities;
  • Play a role in tackling smoking through appropriate interventions such as ‘Make Every Contact Count’;
  • Protect tobacco control work from the commercial and vested interests of the tobacco industry;
  • Support Government action at national level;
  • Participate in local and regional networks for support;
  • Join the Smokefree Action Coalition (SFAC)


The Declaration has also been widely endorsed by leading figures and organisations in the public health community:

You can view a list of the signatories here.

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)Date signedNHS TrustsDate signed
Banes CCGSept. 2014North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation TrustSept. 2014
Hartlepool CCGSept. 2014The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS TrustSept. 2014
NHS Wakefield District CCGSept. 2014SW Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation TrustSept. 2014
North Tyneside CCGSept. 2014Northumbria Healthcare NHS FoundationOct. 2014
Dorset CCGOct. 2014Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustOct. 2014
Leicester city CCGOct. 2014Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS TrustNov. 2014
Newcastle West CCGOct. 2014Buckinghamshire NHS TrustNov. 2014
Newcastle North and East CCGOct. 2014Taunton and Somerset NHS TrustDec. 2014
Lewisham CCGNov. 2014Mersey Care NHS TrustJan. 2015
Aylesbury Vale CCGDec. 2014Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustJan. 2015
Chiltern CCGDec. 2014Kettering General HospitalJan. 2015
Lambeth CCGDec. 2014Northampton General HospitalJan. 2015
Southwark CCGJan. 2015Healthwatch NorthamptonshireJan. 2015
Nene CCGJan. 2015Pennine Care NHS Foundation TrustJan. 2015
Corby CCGJan. 2015Stockport NHS Foundation TrustJan. 2015
NHS South Derbyshire CCGJan. 2015Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation TrustJan. 2015
NHS Tameside and Glossop CCGFeb. 2015Lancashire Care NHS Foundation TrustMar. 2015
North Lincolnshire CCGFeb. 2015Barking, Havering & Redbridge Uni hospitals NHS TrustMar. 2015
Salford CCGFeb. 2015Barts NHS Health TrustMay 2015
North Derbyshire CCGFeb. 2015Liverpool Community Health NHS TrustMay 2015
West Norfolk CCGFeb. 2015North Devon Healthcare TrustMay 2015
New Devon CCGFeb. 2015Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation TrustJun. 2015
Erewash CCGFeb. 2015East & North Hertfordshire NHS TrustJan. 2016
NHS Hull CCGFeb. 2015Hertfordshire Community NHS TrustJan. 2016
Hardwick CCGMar. 2015Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation TrustJan. 2016
NHS Tower Hamlets CCGMar. 2015West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS TrustJan. 2016
NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCGMar. 2015Isle of Wight NHS TrustJan. 2017
NHS Wyre Forest CCGMar. 2015Pennine Care NHS Foundation TrustApr. 2017
Liverpool CCGMar. 2015Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS TrustApr. 2017
Somerset CCGMar. 2015Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustApr. 2017
Leeds West CCGJun. 2015
Bedfordshire CCGJul. 2015
Coventry and Rugby CCGOct. 2015
Solihull CCGJan. 2016
East and North Hertfordshire CCGJan. 2016
Herts Valley CCGJan. 2016
Knowsley CCGMar. 2016
Sept. 2016
Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG
Sept. 2016
Harrogate and Rural District CCG
Sept. 2016
Scarborough and Ryedale CCG
Sept. 2016
Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCGSept. 2016
Vale of York CCGSept. 2016
Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCGSept. 2016
Blackpool CCGMar. 2017
Oldham CCGApr. 2017