Policy paper

Smoke-free generation: tobacco control plan for England

Plans to reduce smoking in England, with the aim of creating a smoke-free generation.

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Towards a smoke-free generation: a tobacco control plan for England

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The objectives of the tobacco control plan are to:

  • reduce the number of 15 year olds who regularly smoke from 8% to 3% or less
  • reduce smoking among adults in England from 15.5% to 12% or less
  • reduce the inequality gap in smoking prevalence, between those in routine and manual occupations and the general population
  • reduce the prevalence of smoking in pregnancy from 10.7% to 6% or less

The aim is to achieve these objectives by the end of 2022.

Published 18 July 2017
Last updated 13 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. The fourth bullet point has been corrected: 'reduce the prevalence of smoking in pregnancy from 10.5% to 6% or less' has been changed to 'reduce the prevalence of smoking in pregnancy from 10.7% to 6% or less'. The document has not changed.

  2. First published.