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Smoking is the single greatest cause of avoidable illness and preventable death both in the UK and in the East Midlands. Reducing the use of tobacco is therefore a key priority for the East Midlands.

Key resources on smoking

London Health Observatory (LHO) are the lead PHO on smoking for the Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO). The LHO website provides some key facts about smoking and tobacco use in England and the UK, signposting relevant data and resources.

Local Tobacco Control Profiles for England

Local Tobacco Control Profiles for England are available from the LHO website. These profiles provide a snapshot of the extent of tobacco use, tobacco related harm, and measures being taken to reduce this harm at a local level. These profiles have been designed to help local government and health services to assess the effect of tobacco use on their local populations. They will inform commissioning and planning decisions to tackle tobacco use and improve the health of local communities.

Smoking in the East Midlands

Smoking prevalence in East Midlands Local Authorities

Smoking prevalence data from the Integrated Household Survey (IHS) has now been published, which includes Local Authority level smoking prevalence estimates for the first time. This report presents and describes these data for the East Midlands.

Impact of preoperative smoking cessation

As part of the QIPP (Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention) programme East Midlands Public Health Observatory have carried out modelling work to look at the potential benefits of introducing preoperative smoking cessation interventions in East Midlands provider Trusts.  This uses methodology from the LHO report 'Stop Before the Op'

Survey question bank. Tobacco and Alcohol: Knowledge, Beliefs and Attitudes

This paper identifies and describes the main sources of survey data in England on knowledge and beliefs of, and attitudes to, tobacco and alcohol. Descriptions are provided for the available sources of data, the methods used for their collection and their limitations. The focus is on data that are systematically and regularly collected from the national population and are in the public domain.

Measuring smoking prevalence in local populations – APHO Technical Briefing 7

This briefing provides brief overviews of potentially useful sources of local-level smoking data, option appraisals for local-level surveillance of smoking and pointers to help local organisations meet their local smoking prevalence information needs”

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