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Smokefree Action Coalition writes to Andrew Lansley

FPH, as part of the Smokefree Action Coalition (SFAC), has written to Secretary of State Andrew Lansley on the proposals to protect children through tobacco legislation and enforcement. You can read the SFAC letter here.

Smokefree Action website launched

The campaign pages of the Smokefree Action website have now gone live. The coalition is currently campaigning on the tobacco control measures in the Health Bill, which contain bold new measures to put tobacco out of sight to protect children from tobacco industry marketing.

Follow this link for more information

Since the implementation of the law banning smoking in workplaces and enclosed public places, most adults no longer have to breathe other people's tobacco smoke. But children receive little protection. In fact, around five million children in UK households are regularly exposed to the harmful toxins in secondhand smoke.

To help raise awareness, the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) and ASH have published several documents.

Read more about the leaflet and poster here

Beyond 'Smoking Kills'

A new report published by Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) endorsed by FPH calls on the Government to introduce tough new measures to protect children and reduce inequalities.

The report, Beyond ‘Smoking Kills’: protecting children, reducing inequalities, is a landmark publication reflecting on 10 years of progress since the launch of the first ever Government white paper on smoking and recommending a comprehensive plan for the next 10 years.

A full copy of Beyond Smoking Kills is available at

A copy of the executive summary is available at

Faculty publications

Protecting children from secondhand smoke – Leaflet and poster
September 2008

The health impact of secondhand smoke on children
May 2008

Mental Health and Smoking

Tobacco Smoke Pollution and Health

Key Partner organisations

Protecting Children from Second Hand Smoke

To help raise awareness of the danger of secondhand smoke to children, the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) and ASH have published an information leaflet for parents and carers. We have also produced an information poster for display. Read more about it here

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