Briefing / Investing to reduce tobacco usage and tackle associated health inequalities

17 January 2023 Sarah Day
1 CPD hour
Smoking is a major cause of preventable ill health and early death in England and a driver of stark inequalities in life expectancy. Reducing tobacco usage in England is a priority for NHS England in addressing public health. This briefing highlight key messages from relevant policies and guidance and identifies the funding streams in place to enable the work to be undertaken.

The briefing also discusses the role of the finance function in supporting their organisations and systems with advice applicable not just to reducing tobacco usage but also transferable to other areas of reducing health inequalities and improving population health.

Check out our accompanying podcast, a discussion with Professor Sanjay Agrawal regarding his work in tobacco dependency and the NHS prevention scheme here.
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