Amanda Amos Professor of Health Promotion, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Rosemary Hiscock Research Officer, UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, University of Bath
Smoking is the most important cause of health inequalities in the UK. Considerable progress has been made in reducing smoking in Britain. There has been less success in reducing socio-economic inequalities in smoking. This workshop will draw on a review on inequalities and smoking in England, funded through the Public Health Research Consortium by the Department of Health Policy Research Programme.
The workshop will consist of three presentations followed by participant discussion of the implications of the findings for tobacco control at national, regional and local levels. Each presentation will describe findings from one of the three parts of the review:
1. A systematic review of international evidence on effectiveness of tobacco control interventions in reducing inequalities in smoking.
2. An analysis of patterns and trends in smoking prevalence, consumption and quitting in England by region and socioeconomic status.
3. Interviews with regional and local tobacco control leads on action taken to address inequalities and smoking and the data used to inform the development and monitoring of policy and practice on this issue.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in these presentations are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the PHRC or the Department of Health Policy Research Programme.
Source of funding: Department of Health Policy Research Programme through the Public Health Research Consortium .