The NHS Smokefree Pledge

In January 2018 the Smokefree Action Coalition launched the NHS Smokefree Pledge, updating the NHS Statement of Support for Tobacco Control launched in 2014.

The 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.

On No Smoking Day 2022 (9th March 2022), the NHS Smokefree Pledge was relaunched to bring it into line with the Government’s ambition for England to be smokefree by 2030 and commitments made to improve smoking cessation support available through the NHS in the NHS Long Term Plan. The Pledge’s relaunch took place alongside the relaunch of its sister document, the Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control.

“NHS England recognises that smoking is a leading cause of health disparities responsible for half the difference in life expectancy between the most and least deprived groups in society. The NHS has a key role to play in ending these disparities. Working alongside our colleagues in local government we will strive to make smoking history in the next decade and help deliver the Government’s smokefree 2030 ambition.”
Professor Yvonne Doyle
Medical Director for Public Health

Photos from the relaunch event in March 2022...

Signing the Pledge

Publicising your commitment

We encourage all NHS organisations to sign the NHS Smokefree Pledge.

Don’t forget to let us know when you sign the Pledge so we can celebrate your commitment and provide you with supporting materials.

Please send us any photos of you holding the signed pledge or any social or media coverage to share! 

You can download a copy of the NHS Smokefree Pledge here

Once you have signed the pledge, you can add display buttons to your website to show visitors the positive action you’ve taken. The buttons are free and are available in square, landscape and high-res formats.

We also encourage you to tell your local community about signing the NHS Smokefree Pledge. The public is supportive of efforts to reduce the harm caused by tobacco. If you’re sharing your good news on Twitter, be sure to use the tag #NHSPledge.

NHS Smokefree Pledge signatories

Use the search bars to find your ICS, Trust or CCG.

Name of ICSDate signed
North East and North Cumbria ICS
March 2022
West Yorkshire Health & Care Partnership ICS
March 2022
Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership June 2022
South West London ICBJuly 2022

Name of CCGDate signed
Newcastle Gateshead CCGJanuary 2018
Knowsley CCGFebruary 2018
Heywood Middleton and Rochdale CCGFebruary 2018
Somerset CCG
May 2018
Greater Preston CCG
Chorley and South Ribble CCG
May 2018
Bath and North East Somerset CCG
May 2018
West Lancashire CCG May 2018
Brent CCG
May 2018
Manchester Health and Care Commissioning
May 2018
Wirral Health and Care Commissioning May 2018
Vale of York CCGJune 2018
Lambeth CCGJuly 2018
West Leicestershire CCG
July 2018
Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCGJuly 2018
City and Hackney CCGSeptember 2018
City and Hackney GP Confederation
September 2018
North Durham CCG
November 2018
Salford CCG
November 2018
Tameside and Glossop CCG
November 2018
Sunderland CCGMarch 2019
Wakefield CCGApril 2019
West Kent CCGApril 2019
Greater Huddersfield CCGApril 2019
North Kirklees CCGApril 2019

Name of TrustDate signed
Whittington Health NHS Trust January 2018
South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation TrustJanuary 2018
Leicester Partnership NHS TrustJanuary 2018
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation TrustJanuary 2018
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS TrustJanuary 2018
Devon Partnership NHS TrustJanuary 2018
Notinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustJanuary 2018
Mersey Care NHS Foundation TrustJanuary 2018
South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation TrustFebruary 2018
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustMarch 2018
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation TrustJune 2022
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
May 2018
Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust May 2018
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
May 2018
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
May 2018
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
May 2018
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
May 2018
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust May 2018
Adler Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
June 2018
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation June 2018
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation TrustJune 2018
Humber Teaching NHS Foundation TrustJune 2018
George Elliot Hospital NHS TrustJune 2018
Wye Valley NHS TrustJuly 2018
East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
July 2018
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
July 2018
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation TrustJuly 2018
Claterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
July 2018
Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust
July 2018
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
July 2018
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
July 2018
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
August 2018
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
September 2018
East London Foundation Trust September 2018
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustSeptember 2018
Medway NHS Foundation TrustOctober 2018
North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust October 2018
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
November 2018
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
November 2018
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
November 2018
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
November 2018
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
November 2018
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
November 2018
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
November 2018
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
January 2019
Isle of Wight NHS TrustMarch 2019
NHS Business Services Authority June 2019
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation TrustNovember 2019
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation TrustJanuary 2020
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
March 2022
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust March 2022
York & Scarborough NHS Trust May 2022

Contact us

If you have any questions about the NHS Smokefree Pledge, or to let us know that your NHS organisation has signed, do get in touch by clicking the email icon.