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Tobacco

Please note that there is no overall chapter for smoking/tobacco. Instead, the links below show the latest data for Wirral and other reports on the topic.

  • Key Tobacco Control information & data for Wirral (produced by Public Health England for 2019/20)
    This pack aims to signpost you to available tools and datasets to support your work in making the case for local tobacco control interventions.

  • The Young Persons’ Alcohol and Tobacco Survey 2017
    These surveys has been conducted in the North West every two years since 2005. Fieldwork for the latest survey took place between January and April 2017 and targeted 14 to 17 year olds in school/college settings. 20 Trading Standards Services in the North West participated in the 2017 survey, Wirral included. 82 responses were submitted by Wirral. Due to small number of questionnaires returned the data analysis is likely to be less precise than that of a bigger sample. The highest represented Local Authority was Bury with 1,052 responses
    Trading Standards North West - North West - Young Persons'  on Alcohol, Tobacco and eCIg - Survey Report (2017) and 
    Trading Standards North West - Wirral - Young Persons'  on Alcohol, Tobacco and eCIg - Survey Report (2017)

  • Towards a Smokefree Generation: Making it happen here! Public Health England - Birmingham (November 2017)
    Conference Report and Sources

  • Wirral Smoking and Alcohol Prevalence Survey (April 2017)
    This local survey informs local commissioners and service providers of the smoking prevalence and patterns of alcohol consumption in the 20% most deprived areas of Wirral, with over 2,900 interviews providing essential local insight and information 

  • Aiming High: Why the UK should aim to be tobacco free ’Cancer Research UK’s tobacco modelling (February 2016) 
    This report suggests that smoking could cause 1.35 million new cases of smoking related illnesses over the next 20 years.

  • Local Tobacco Control Profiles (produced by Public Health England, updated on an ongoing basis)
    The Local Tobacco Control Profiles for England and Local Tobacco Control Fingertips Profile for Wirral provide a snapshot of the extent of tobacco use, tobacco related harm, and measures being taken to reduce this harm at a local level.

  • Statistics on smoking, England 2017
    Latest smoking compendium report signposting to all the up-to-date smoking data

  • Smoking cessation in pregnancy: a review of the challenge (produced by ASH, October 2015)
    In a review health organisations praise progress over the last few years in bringing rates down overall but argue much more must be done to tackle huge inequalities across the country. The report sets out recommendations for how a new Government strategy could nearly halve the current rate of smoking in pregnancy over the next five years. 

  • Health matters: a resource - first edition focusing on smoking and quitting in England (September 2015)
    Designed to support commissioning and delivering services across local areas, the resource brings together a package of additional local and national level data, policy and programme expertise, plus campaigning and social marketing help

  • Smoking: harm reduction (NICE Quality Standard, July 2015)
    This quality standard covers ways of reducing harm from smoking. In particular, this includes people who are highly dependent on nicotine and who may not be able (or want) to stop smoking in one step, who may want to stop smoking without giving up nicotine, who may want to reduce the amount they smoke without stopping, or who want to abstain temporarily from smoking

  • Cost effectiveness of smoking services in Wirral (May 2015)
    In 2013 there was a comprehensive cost effectiveness analysis of smoking services in Wirral looking initially at data for 2011/12 financial year (refreshed in 2014). The report aimed to use data to understand the current landscape around tobacco in Wirral

  • Wirral’s Smoking Cessation programme: stakeholders consultation (March 2015)  
    From January 2015 to March 2015 the Public Health team carried out a 12 week consultation with stakeholders to gather ideas and opinions that would help shape Wirral’s Smoking Cessation programme.  Methods of consultation included an online questionnaire advertised and made accessible to the public, paper versions of the online questionnaire completed by clients during their session with existing services and an engagement event for professionals who have an involvement and/or interest in either smoking cessation, prevention and/or other aspects of tobacco control

  • Analysis of Wirral Stop Smoking Service clients using Mosaic Public Sector (Wirral Public Health Intelligence Team, February 2015)
    Mosaic is a geo-demographic population classification tool used to segment the population according to the type of neighbourhood in which they live. This report provides analysis of Wirral stop smoking service clients

  • Smoking in prisons: management of tobacco use and nicotine withdrawal (May 2015) Public Health England
    This guidance brings together the research on smoking in prisons and outlines a joined-up care pathway for treatment

  • Profile of smoking in pregnancy in Wirral (MOSAIC) (2014)
    according to the type of neighbourhood in which they live. This report provides analysis of smoking in pregnancy of Wirral residents

  • Tobacco Control  - CLear Report for Wirral (February 2014) 
    CLeaR is a way for local public health organisations to assess, review and improve their tobacco control work. Wirral were visited by the CLeaR team and participated in an external peer assessment and this report summarises that involvement 

  • Wirral Smokefree Hospitals: Evaluation Report (July 2013) 
    This evaluation report describes the outcomes and outputs from a stop smoking social marketing project that took place across Wirral University Teaching Hospital sites; Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge.  The project took place from November 2012 to June 2013

  • Wirral Smoking Prevalence Report  (October 2012)
    This prevalence report presents the results of telephone interviews with just under 3,500 Wirral residents carried out in September and October 2012, with an emphasis on the more deprived areas of Wirral


Other information

  • Stop smoking services (May 2016) 
    Infographic that explains why you should use Wirral local stop smoking service

  • Smokefree Summer campaign in Cheshire and Merseyside
    A review of 2015 Campaign

  • Child Poverty and Smoking (BMC: Public Health Journal (June 2015)
    In 2011/12 approximately 2.3 million children (17% of UK children) were estimated to be in relative poverty. This research suggested that 1.1 million children - almost half of all children in poverty - were estimated to be living with at least one parent who smoked. The report highlights tobacco control interventions that effectively enable low income smokers to quit and reduce the financial burden of child poverty.


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