IPH supports the Departments of Health in the implementation of tobacco control policies across the island of Ireland and more broadly in the promotion of smoke-free spaces
- Northern Ireland
The 10 Year Tobacco Control Strategy for Northern Ireland, published in 2012, has three main objectives: fewer people smoking; more smokers quitting; and protection from second hand smoke. IPH continues to contribute to the implementation of the Northern Ireland 10 Year Tobacco Control Strategy through its representation on the Research and Information Workstream.
- Republic of Ireland
In the Republic of Ireland, Tobacco Free Ireland is a flagship policy under the Healthy Ireland framework. Tobacco Free Ireland sets a target for the Republic of Ireland to have a smoking prevalence rate of less than 5% by 2025, effectively making the country a tobacco free society. IPH supports this goal through its contribution to the Health Service Executive Tobacco Control Partners Group.
- Smoke-free spaces – Snapshot Report 2017
- Press release on UK No Smoking Day
- Audio recording of presentations at ‘ A Tobacco-Free Island’ event in Belfast 2016
- Smoke-free spaces – Progress in reducing second-hand smoke exposure in Northern Ireland incorporating the 5 year review of the workplace smoking ban
- IPH policy team will continue to contribute in an advisory capacity to the Northern Ireland Tobacco Strategy Implementation Group and the Tobacco Strategy Research and Information Workstream through quarterly meetings
- IPH will contribute to the Health Service Executive Tobacco Control Partners Group through quarterly meetings
- IPH will continue to participate as a contributing partner to the randomised controlled trial of the We Can Quit 2 intervention.
Contact Person: Joanna Purdy