The Future of Tobacco Control
The consultation outlines progress over the past decade in tobacco control; sets out challenges for the future; and seeks feedback on what more can be done to reduce smoking prevalence and the impact of tobacco use. It sets out questions covering four main areas as the first step in developing a new national tobacco control strategy:
- Reducing smoking rates and health inequalities caused by smoking
- Protecting children and young people from smoking
- Supporting smokers to quit
- Helping those who cannot quit
Cancer Research UK strongly supports many of the proposals in the consultation, and calls upon the government to implement a comprehensive, well-funded and evaluated, cross-governmental tobacco control strategy.
We particularly support those measures designed to protect children from the dangers of tobacco marketing, and call upon the government to put tobacco products out of sight at the point of sale, prohibit tobacco sales form vending machines, and require the plain packaging of tobacco products.
For more information, please read the consultation response.
Cancer Research UK commissioned research from the Centre for Tobacco Control Research (CTCR) to inform our consultation submission regarding point of sale displays of tobacco and the promotion of tobacco associated products.
For more information, please read the Point of Sale Report in full.
Cancer Research UK also produced a document on behalf of the Smokefree Action Coalition (of which it is a member) on 'The need for a comprehensive tobacco control strategy'. The document represents Smokefree Action's vision of what a comprehensive tobacco control strategy should focus on and what it could achieve.
To find out about our public campaign for more measures to protect children from tobacco marketing, and show your support, visit our CancerCampaigns page.
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