A smokefree future: a comprehensive tobacco control strategy for England – 1 February 2012

Posted on February 17, 2012. Filed under: Preventive Healthcare, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , |

A smokefree future: a comprehensive tobacco control strategy for England – 1 February 2012

“This new tobacco control strategy for England establishes a vision of eradicating tobacco harms and creating a smokefree future, so that we can support people to live healthier and longer lives. The strategy follows on from a successful public consultation in 2008 on the future of tobacco control, which drew nearly 100,000 individual responses.

To deliver this vision the strategy sets out three overarching objectives to make significant progress towards a smokefree society:

1. To stop the inflow of young people recruited as smokers.
2. To motivate and assist every smoker to quit.
3. To protect families and communities.

Against each objective, we are setting an aspiration of what could be achieved by 2020, including halving the numbers of adult smokers to just one in ten, and reducing the number of children who take up smoking to negligible levels.  Delivering these aspirations will maintain England’s position as a world leader in tobacco control but can only be achieved if all partners across the public, private and voluntary sectors continue to prioritise tobacco control and implement the evidence-based policies set out in this strategy.”

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Moving toward a Tobacco-Free Nova Scotia: Comprehensive Tobacco Control Strategy for Nova Scotia – April 2011

Posted on April 29, 2011. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , |

Moving toward a Tobacco-Free Nova Scotia: Comprehensive Tobacco Control Strategy for Nova Scotia – April 2011

“Each year the tobacco industry spends millions of dollars in Nova Scotia to entice new and existing customers to sustain its business. The consequence of this activity is deadly: more than 1,700 Nova Scotians die each year due to diseases attributable to tobacco use. This has a devastating impact on families and communities, the economy and the social wellbeing of the province.

We are closer than ever to achieving a tobaccofree Nova Scotia but we are not there yet. The Comprehensive Tobacco Control Strategy is a call to action for all those concerned about tobacco use in Nova Scotia and builds on the progress that Nova Scotia has made over the past decade. The Strategy outlines the key actions and directions Nova Scotia will need to take over the next five years to further reduce tobacco use, improving the lives of Nova Scotians.”

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