Healthy Living Pharmacy: Holding an awareness event/campaign on smoking

Published on: 12th April 2017 | Updated on: 1st June 2022

This page contains links to resources and information which pharmacy teams may wish to consider using when planning a health promotion event/campaign focussing on smoking.

This page is ‘work in progress’ and will continue to be updated.

Click on a heading below for more information. 

Resources to assist with finding local data

  • Public Health England – Health Profiles: This tool provides a snapshot of health and wellbeing across each local authority in England as portrayed by a range of indicators. They are intended to stimulate discussion between local government and health service providers by highlighting local needs and providing comparisons with other areas as well as with the national average
  • Public Health England (PHE) – Local Tobacco Control Profiles tool: This tool provides a snapshot of the extent of tobacco use, tobacco related harm, and measures being taken to reduce this harm at a local level

Community Pharmacy England resources
National awareness campaigns
Campaign Dates
World Health Day
7th April 2021
World Asthma Day 5th May 2021
Stoptober October 2021
Lung Cancer Awareness Month November 2021
World COPD day 18th November 2020
World No Tobacco Day 31st May 2021
No Smoking Day TBC

National charities & resources
Key facts & statistics

  • Community Pharmacy England – Essential facts, stats and quotes relating to smoking

Training resources

Campaign/event tips

  • Use this campaign/event as an opportunity to highlight the available stop smoking services in your pharmacy, if available
  • Offer carbon monoxide, COPD or lung age testing if this facility is available
  • Consider using your web or social media presence (if you have once) to highlight your campaign – this could be particularly helpful in engaging with young people
  • Consider encouraging staff and customers to make a pledge to the Breathe 2025 project, and share smoking cessation programmes, activity and campaigns with the Breathe 2025 project

Further resources

Click here to return to the Health Promotion Ideas hub page

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