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Must know: tobacco control

Comprehensive tobacco control is the best thing a local authority can do for public health

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence estimates that every £1 invested in smoking cessation saves £10 in future health care costs. Councils should implement a robust tobacco control strategy that embeds a health-in-all-policies approach.

Lead members for health are well placed to drive political and financial support for tobacco control within the Health and Wellbeing Board, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and the wider council.

Must know: tobacco control
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LGA and Cancer Research UK
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