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Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of the introduction of the Smoke Free Law in England (Part 8) The work of the TCCC

The Smoke Free Law in England came into force on 1st July 2007. Hilary Wareing; Ian Gray and Paul Hooper of iPiP’s Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre had various connections with the development and implementation of the law we have now.

This is what the TCCC does to further the tobacco control agenda in the UK and wider afield.


What we do to help others


iPiP hosts the Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre (TCCC) which was established in 2004 and undertakes a broad range of work associated with the practical implementation of tobacco control and smoking cessation measures.


The TCCC supports collaborative action and research whilst concentrating on putting the evidence into practice, to reduce harm particularly amongst the most vulnerable groups.

Our recent work programme has included supporting implementation of smokefree mental health; undertaking rapid reviews of the role of stop smoking services in reducing harm from tobacco and tackling health inequalities; supporting the reduction of smoking during pregnancy; promoting smokefree homes and maintaining compliance with smokefree legislation and undertaking rapid reviews of the smokefree status of acute trusts and supporting them in achieving (or implementing) smokefree estates.

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In 2016 we carried out work to support the implementation of the Smoke Free (Private Vehicles) Regulations including compliance surveys and insight gathering from members of the public.


The TCCC also undertakes an extensive international work programme, including support of the work of the World Health Organization.



Our most recent contract has been helping Turkmenistan to prepare for the 2017 Asian Martial Arts and Indoor Games which will be smokefree and also to achieve its ambition of becoming the first Tobacco Free Country.



We have also been working for a number of years in Albania and Moldova which are among the poorest countries in Europe and we have demonstrated real success.

Collectively, we have supported smokefree policies and tobacco control measures in Albania, Belarus, Belgium, China, Denmark, Estonia, Poland, Moldova, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Transnistria, Turkey and Turkmenistan


We have long been associated with Smoke Free Cities Work and presented to the conference held in Copenhagen.

Our work in Transnistria with midwives and doctors led to the production of these posters and the active monitoring of carbon monoxide in pregnant women.














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