Issue details

The Sheffield Tobacco Control Strategy and Future Commissioning Model 2022-2027.

Despite the success of the Sheffield Tobacco Control Multiagency strategy 2017-2022 in driving down smoking prevalence by 7.3% from 17% (2017) to 10.3% (2022) smoking continues to cause immense harm to individuals, families, and communities in Sheffield with around 61,000  adults continuing to smoke. The current strategy is due to end in October 2022.


This report describes the proposed model and strategy for the Sheffield Tobacco Control Programme for the next 5 years (2022-2027) and changes to future commissioning to support our ambition to make smoking obsolete by 2030 in Sheffield.


This report seeks to maintain efforts to reduce the harm caused by tobacco on the residents of Sheffield. As well as the health inequalities, death and disability caused by tobacco use and second-hand smoke, in addition it seeks to address the impact of tobacco on the Sheffield City Council’s resources and the burden on adult social care costs from avoidable disability. And to positively impact the local economy as well as local NHS system through productivity gains for businesses and boost to the local economy as ex-smokers spending habits shift from tobacco to other consumer products. and this strategy will significantly contribute to reductions in costs of treating smoking related illness both in the NHS and social care.


The current strategy and commissioned services are due to end Oct 2022 and this provides an opportunity to review and refresh the approach in Sheffield to ensure we continue to accelerate a decline in smoking prevalence and uptake of smoking across all groups, especially those population groups where prevalence is highest and inequalities in health outcomes exist (e.g. routine and manual workers, people with mental health conditions and those living in disadvantaged communities and those living in poverty).


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure/savings > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/03/2022

Scrutiny Committee: Healthier Communities and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee;

Decision due: 20 Apr 2022 by Co-operative Executive

Lead director: Director of Public Health

Department: Public Health

Contact: Sarah Hepworth, Health Improvement Principal Email:

Date agenda documents available: 12/04/22


Agenda items


  • Report of the Director of Public Health