Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control
The Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control will be launched at the House of Commons on Wednesday 11 December 2013. The declaration commits local authorities to take concerted action to protect their communities from the harm tobacco causes. As Leader of the first County Council to sign up to the Declaration, Cllr Izzi Seccombe will be speaking at this event.
Smokefree Warwickshire Alliance
The Smokefree Warwickshire Alliance is being re-launched and will be chaired by Warwickshire County Councillor Angela Warner. A steering group is being established to oversee and advise on the strategic direction of Tobacco Control in Warwickshire and will meet for the first time in the New Year.
To support this work, training is being provided on Thursday 21 November on an improvement tool, called (CLeaR) Challenge, Leadership and Results, which has been specifically designed for use by Local Authorities, Tobacco Alliances and Health and Wellbeing Boards. This enables a comprehensive review of our local action to tackle tobacco against the latest evidence-based practice. Some people attending the training will become assessors for CLeaR but the training has been adapted to give attendees the opportunity to obtain a wider view of tobacco control in general, an update of activities at national and local level and an understanding of how the CLeaR model and assessment process will support high quality effective tobacco control within their organisation.
There are still a few places available at the event, which will take place in the Judge’s Lodgings, Warwick from 9.30am to 1.00pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org reserve a place
Effective and comprehensive tobacco control can lead to considerable savings for society. It is estimated that each year in Warwickshire smoking costs in the region of £135.8 million which includes the cost of cleaning smoking materials litter, output lost from early deaths, smoking related fires in homes, cost of lost productivity from smoking breaks, lost productivity from smoking-related sick days, costs to the NHS.