Smokefree Surrey Tobacco Control Strategy 2016-21

Closed 2 Nov 2016

Opened 7 Sep 2016

Results expected 2 Dec 2016

Feedback Updated 29 Nov 2016

We Asked

We asked for contributions and opinions on the Draft Surrey 2016-21 Tobacco Control Strategy.  We specifically asked for feedback and comments on the strategy ambition, outcome and five priority areas. 

You Said

We received 19 responses to the consultation.  This included feedback from voluntary Organisations, Borough and District council, NHS, Children’s Centre, Surrey County Council, Clinical Commissioning Group, Business and members of the public.

68% of respondents supported the strategy ambition and outcome statement, agreeing that it was realistic and achievable. 

We Did

We have taken on board the feedback received and will implement the following changes:

  • Changing of the wording of priorities to ensure they are measurable
  • Ensure priorities are clear and focussed
  • Ensure it is clear that an action plan supports the delivery of the priorities
  • Remove infographic of borough and district smoking prevalence because of low confidence levels of the data


The Surrey Tobacco Control Strategy 2016-21 sets out why and how we need to work together to reduce the harmful effects of tobacco in Surrey. 

Strategies designed to tackle tobacco issues need to be comprehensive and can only be delivered by multiple partners.  Led by Surrey County Council Public Health this multi agency approach is owned and delivered by the Smokefree Surrey Alliance. 

In Surrey, a number of agencies work on tobacco control because of statutory and contractual requirements.  Our strategy has been developed to pull those strands together into one document to ensure effective and coordinated action across the County to tackle the biggest cause of premature death and health inequalities.

Why We Are Consulting

We are committed to working together with our partners including residents, to make this strategy the best it can be for our population.  Reducing the harm caused from tobacco can only be delivered by multiple partners which is why it is important to consult with as many people as possible.

Your contributions and opinions are important and valued so we would be grateful if you could take the time to complete the survey based on the strategy. 

(The questions should take no longer than 5 minutes).


What Happens Next

The feedback and results of the consultation will be considered and used to help shape the strategy and future ways of working. 


  • All Areas


  • Young people
  • Children in care
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Social workers
  • Youth workers
  • Health professionals working with children
  • Councillors, MPs
  • Children with disabilities
  • CSF staff
  • Carers
  • Headteachers
  • Health providers
  • Clinical commissioning groups
  • Children's Centres
  • Employers
  • Care Leavers
  • SCC staff
  • District and borough council staff
  • Voluntary, community and faith sector organisations
  • HR staff
  • Adults Social Care staff
  • Users of Surrey pharmacies
  • Community pharmacies
  • Dispensing doctors
  • GPs
  • Healthcare providers
  • Representatives and individuals with an interest in Surrey pharmacy services
  • All Surrey residents
  • Surrey businesses


  • Schools
  • 0-5 year olds
  • 6-11 year olds
  • 12-19 year olds
  • 20-25 year olds
  • Commissioning
  • Looked After Children and Care Leavers
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Disabilities
  • Parents and families
  • Staff
  • Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health
  • Safeguarding children
  • Organisations that receive grant funding
  • Skills
  • Policy
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Adult Social Care
  • SCC staff