Smoking remains the single biggest preventable cause of ill-health in UK (Ref: ASH (2014) ASH factsheet 2: Smoking Statistics, illness and death. http://ash.org.uk/files/documents/ASH_107.pdf).Within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 25% of the population are currently smokers and men are more likely to smoke than women.
Please see chapter 5. section 5.1 of the Director of Public Health Report 2015-17 for more background information on smoking rates within Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
See also the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 2014/15 Health and Wellbeing Survey (Section 3.2).
In 2013, the Scottish Government launched their new tobacco strategy for Scotland, ‘Creating a Tobacco-Free Generation’ with the aspiration of achieving smoking rates of 5% or lower amongst adults in Scotland.
In response, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Smokefree Services adopt a wide approach to tackle the harm caused by tobacco. Supporting people to stop smoking is the most well known tobacco control measure. However, actions to prevent young people from starting to smoke and protecting people from the harm associated with secondhand smoke are just as important.
Tobacco control brings together the broad themes of Prevention, Protection and Stop Smoking and requires strong partnerships with public, private and voluntary groups to influence smoking culture and reduce smoking rates.
For support to stop smoking and further information on all tobacco control activity please visit the Smokefree website.
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