Tobacco control intro
Making smoking less desirable, accessible, and affordable. Preventing smoking uptake, aiding those who wish to quit, and protection from second-hand smoke.
Tobacco control – what are we doing?
As well as helping smokers who want to quit, we also aim to tackle the death, disability and disease caused by smoking and to make smoking less desirable, less accessible and less affordable.
- preventing the uptake of smoking.
- Helping those who want to quit.
- Protecting people from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke.
Public health works with many departments and agencies to plan and deliver a broad range of activities. More information and support can be found on the Stop smoking support website.
The council also supports the work of Fresh, a programme set up in the North East to tackle the worst rates of smoking-related illness and death in England. Their aim is to give millions of people in the North East information, motivation and confidence to stop smoking, or not to start in the first place.