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Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control

Signatories | Five Steps to Signing | Briefing notes | Councillor Briefing | FAQ | Letter to District Councils | Letter to Top Tier Councils

Implementation Guide | Case study: Somerset County Council | Case study: Teignbridge District Council

The Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control was developed by Newcastle City Council. It is a statement of a council’s commitment to ensure tobacco control is part of mainstream public health work and commits councils to taking comprehensive action to address the harm from smoking. Since it was launched in May 2013, over 80 councils across the country have signed the Declaration. In August 2014, a sister document to the Declaration, the NHS Statement of Support was launched to allow NHS organisations to show their support for tobacco control.

The Declaration commits councils to:

  • Reduce smoking prevalence and health inequalities
  • Develop plans with partners and local communities
  • Participate in local and regional networks
  • Support Government action at national level
  • Protect tobacco control work from the commercial and vested interests of the tobacco industry
  • Monitor the progress of our plans
  • Join the Smokefree Action Coalition

Advice to councils on contact with the tobacco industry is available here.

The Declaration has also been widely endorsed by leading figures and organisations in the public health community:

If you would like to find out more about the Declaration or to notify us that your council has signed the Declaration please email Jenn Ruddick.

Downloads:
Signatories | Five Steps to Signing | Briefing notes | Councillor Briefing | FAQ | Letter to District Councils | Letter to Top Tier Councils
Implementation Guide | Case study: Somerset County Council | Case study: Teignbridge District Council

 

council official signing the declaration


Signatories to the Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control

Local Authority

Date signed

Local Authority

Date signed

Newcastle City Council

01 May 2013

Salford City Council

09 July 2013

Manchester City Council

10 July 2013

Warwickshire County Council

15 July 2013

Hartlepool Borough Council

05 August 2013

St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

21 August 2013

Liverpool City Council

09 September 2013

Swindon Borough Council

11 September 2013

Bath and North East Somerset Council

12 September 2013

Bristol City Council

03 October 2013

Coventry City Council

21 October 2013

Redcar and Cleveland Council

24 October 2013

London Borough of Southwark

28 October 2013

Royal Borough of Greenwich

30 October 2013

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

31 October 2013

London Borough of Brent

01 November 2013

Southampton City Council

04 November 2013

Cumbria County Council

06 November 2013

Gateshead Council

07 November 2013

Somerset County Council

21 November 2013

Hyndburn Borough Council

November 2013

Thurrock Council

27 November 2013

City of York Council

02 December 2013

Portsmouth City Council

02 December 2013

North Tyneside Council

02 December 2013

Warrington Borough Council

02 December 2013

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

03 December 2013

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

03 December 2013

London Borough of Lewisham

04 December 2013

London Borough of Merton

05 December 2013

Birmingham City Council

11 December 2013

Taunton Deane Borough Council

12 December 2013

Lancashire County Council

12 December 2013

Wirral Borough Council

16 December 2013

Mendip District Council

16 December 2013

Cheshire East Council

21 December 2013

Bolton Council

December 2013

City of Stoke Council

December 2013

Brighton & Hove City Council

December 2013

Blaby District Council

13 January 2014

Halton Borough Council

15 January 2014

Devon County Council

16 January 2014

South Somerset District Council

16 January 2014

Durham County Council

17 January 2014

Trafford Council

21 January 2014

Sheffield City Council

28 January 2014

South Hams District Council

30 January 2014

West Devon District Council

30 January 2014

Hambleton District Council

February 2014

Oldham Council

05 February 2014

Surrey County Council

11 February 2014

Hinckley and Bosworth District Council

20 February 2014

Sedgemoor District Council

24 February 2014

Barnsley Council

26 February 2014

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

26 February 2014

Plymouth City Council

27 February 2014

Telford and Wrekin Council

12 March 2014

London Borough of Hounslow

12 March 2014

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

12 March 2014

Hackney Council

26 March 2014

Pendle Borough Council

27 March 2014

Islington Council

March 2014

Camden Council

April 2014

Wakefield Council

15 April 2014

Knowsley Council

31 May 2014

Middlesborough Council

11 June 2014

Luton Borough Council

28 June 2014

North Lincolnshire Council

June 2014

Dorset County Council

June 2014

Suffolk County Council

July 2014

Preston City Council

03 July 2014

Teignbridge District Council

14 July 2014

West Somerset District Council

29 July 2014

London Borough of Ealing

29 August 2014

Nottingham City Council

08 September 2014

East Lindsey District Council

12 September 2014

East Devon District Council

October 2014

North East Lincolnshire Council

October 2014

Herefordshire Council

01 October 2014

Bradford Metropolitan District Council

16 October 2014

Nottinghamshire Council

20 November 2014

Leeds City Council

December 2014

Milton Keynes Council

December 2014

South Bucks District Council

December 2014

Chiltern District Council

December 2014

Wycombe District Council

December 2014

Aylesbury Vale District Council

December 2014

Buckinghamshire County Council

December 2014

Blackburn with Darwen Council

January 2015

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

January 2015

Derbyshire County Council

January 2015

South Ribble Borough Council

February 2015

Hull City Council

February 2015

Bedford Borough Council

February 2015

Worcestershire County Council

February 2015

Stockport Council

March 2015

Ribble Valley Borough Council

March 2015

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

April 2015

Chesterfield Borough Council

21 April 2015

Kent County Council

May 2015

Croydon Council

June 2015

Central Bedfordshire Council

July 2015

Mid Devon District Council

October 2015

South Gloucestershire Council

November 2015

 
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