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THE CASE FOR ACTION on TOBACCO USE & SMOKING. for Directors of Public Health ENGLAND Version 5.0 5 th October 2012. Action to cut smoking rates & reduce tobacco use should be the top of the agenda for councils & local elected members. Smoking harms your community & costs you money ££££.

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The case for action on tobacco use smoking 1312403

THE CASE FOR ACTION

on

TOBACCO USE & SMOKING

for Directors of Public Health

ENGLAND

Version 5.0

5th October 2012


The case for action on tobacco use smoking 1312403

Action to cut smoking rates & reduce tobacco use should be the top of the agenda for councils & local elected members...

Smoking harms your community & costs you money ££££

Public Health Improvement becomes your responsibility from 2013

This isn't an intractable problem!You can make a real & lasting difference!


The case for action on tobacco use smoking 1312403

Each year smoking causes the greatest number of preventable deaths

HIV: 529

Traffic:

2,502

Alcohol: 6,541

Drug misuse: 1,738

Suicide:

5,377

Smoking: 81,400

Obesity: 34,100

References:1. ASH Factsheet, Smoking Statistics: illness & death, October 2011 (http://ash.org.uk/files/documents/ASH_107.pdf) NB area represents value


Smoking in enter costs an estimated enter million

Smoking in [enter] costs an estimated [enter] Million

Using the slide on local costs of smoking:

Double click on the chart to open the Excel spreadsheet.

Click on the “Reckoner” tab at the bottom of the chart.

Scroll to the top of the spreadsheet to select your region and Council. The spreadsheet should automatically calculate the costs for your area.

Print page 2 of the spreadsheet for a handout to use with your presentation.

Click on the “Chart 1” tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet and simply click outside the chart area. To return to the slide presentation.

You should now have a chart of your local data displayed. The chart may need to be repositioned on the slide.

Nationally smoking costs the economy nearly £14 Billion each year; duty on tobacco products brings HMRC about £10 Billion.

References:1. Cough Up, Policy Exchange, 2010


Smoking is the greatest cause of health inequalities beginning in childhood

Smoking is the greatest cause of health inequalities beginning in childhood

The poorest are twice as likely to smoke as the richest

Children start smoking not adults: 90% of smokers start before age 19

References:1. Smoking Attitudes & Behaviours, ONS 2011 2. Dr Susan Woods, The Liverpool Longitudinal Study on Smoking : Experiences, beliefs and behaviour of adolescents in Secondary School (2002-2006), Liverpool John Moores University, August 2008


Smoking public opinion yougov 2011

Smoking & public opinion (YouGov 2011)

References:1. yougov, 2011


The case for action on tobacco use smoking 1312403

Local Authorities have a significant & growing role to play in reducing the harms & costs of tobacco use.

Presently LA responsibilities include enforcement on:

Age-of-sale

'Smokefree' places

Smuggled & counterfeit tobacco

Advertising ban

From 2013, Local Authorities will also have the responsibility to commission services to also encourage & support smokers to quit.


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