Many governments are making progress in the fight against tobacco, with 5 billion people today living in countries that have introduced smoking bans, graphic warnings on packaging and other effective tobacco control measures – four times more people than a
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence estimates that every £1 invested in smoking cessation saves £10 in future health care costs. Councils should implement a robust tobacco control strategy that embeds a health-in-all-policies approach. Lead members for health
Case study to assist with understanding how integrated care systems are tackling health inequalities.
Local Government Association report that finds: Data from Public Health England’s spend and outcome tool (SPOT) demonstrates that a number of key health outcomes have improved since responsibility for public health transferred to local authorities, despite the spend in several
This paper reports on trends in life expectancy in the 28 EU countries and some other high-income OECD countries, and examines potential explanations for the slowdown in improvements in recent years. The slowdown in improvements in life expectancy since 2011
Report that congratulates the Government on its commitment to child health, commending them on bold pledges in areas such as obesity, mental health and the integration of children’s health services. The scorecard, which describes progress against a series of recommendations
Report that finds young people in the UK are making healthier life choices for themselves than before, but are more likely to die from asthma or have a poor quality of life from long-term conditions compared to counterparts in other
Report identifying that Government believes in proportionate regulation of e-cigarettes, recognising that they are not risk-free. Through the European Union Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU (TPD), transposed into UK law by the UK Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 (TRPR), we
The mapping and evidence review was undertaken on behalf of Smokefree North West (SFNW) and sought to map existing services, interventions and activities in the North West that aim to protect children and young people from exposure to tobacco; identify
The systematic map and summary of evidence relating to the impact of advocacy initiatives led by young people was undertaken on behalf of Smokefree North West (SFNW) to support the development of future smoking prevention, tobacco control and health promotion
Using a sample of 9,833 North West teenagers surveyed by Trading Standards North West, this report examines the relationship between smoking behaviours and demographics, income, parental smoking, leisure activities and alcohol consumption.
The North West regional lifestyle survey – the largest ever survey in the region – took place between June and December 2007. The region’s residents were asked about their general health, height and weight, diet and nutrition, physical activity, alcohol
Stoptober is a major annual event to encourage smokers to quit for 28 days in October – with the aim of stopping smoking permanently. The 2017 document measures the impact of Stoptober in its sixth year of operation.
Smokefree North West wished to undertake research to examine the scope for use of tobacco industry de-legitimisation and de-normalisation interventions, to reduce tobacco use in young people under the age of 18 and to identify which types of interventions might
The aim of the phase one literature review was to bring together evidence from research that has examined the impact of tobacco industry denormalisation, and counter industry campaigns and activities that have been used to prevent and reduce smoking amongst
This briefing produced in collaboration with the champs public health network identifies evidence-based approaches to improving the health of infants and parents. Evidence suggests that the North West performs poorly in comparison to national averages on many indicators that predict
This report uses data from the 2013 North West Trading Standards survey to explore access to e-cigarettes among 14-17 year old students from Cheshire and Merseyside. It identifies levels of e-cigarette access among young people and associations between e-cigarette access
This report presents the findings from a series of focus groups exploring young people’s perceptions and experiences of electronic cigarettes in Cheshire and Merseyside. Participants’ insights are summarised under three main overarching themes: the e-cigarette device and its appeal, features
Health Services in School is a secondary school based health and wellbeing weekly drop-in clinic for pupils, funded by Wirral Borough Council. It is delivered in the majority of secondary schools in Wirral. The Applied Health & Wellbeing Partnership were
Recent and ongoing reforms to the welfare system and the economic recession have had significant impacts upon many of the most vulnerable members of the population and the services supporting them. Included in this guide are ten evidence-based recommendations to