Smokefree Devon Alliance Newsletter - March 2018

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Welcome to the latest Smokefree Devon Alliance newsletter.

As always please share any information that you would like to see included in future editions.

Get behind the campaign

No Smoking Day

A reminder to everyone that Wednesday 13th March is National No Smoking Day. 

We can all help to encourage Devon smokers to use National No Smoking Day as their springboard to a new quit attempt. As we all know the most successful attempts to stopping smoking are the ones where people get the right support so please direct anyone who wants to quit to our local Stop Smoking Service - One Small Step.

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A variety of campaign resources are available now from Public Health England to support the day including  some great resources from the 'Today is the day' campaign.

Today is the day

Smokefree Devon Alliance meeting

The latest Smokefree Devon Alliance Steering Group meeting was held on 4th March and chaired by Director of Public Health, Dr Virginia Pearson. We were pleased to see so many partner organisations from across the county in attendance.

During the meeting Alliance members discussed progress that has been made towards the current Action Plan. Minutes from the meeting will soon be available on the Smokefree Devon website.

The next meeting will be held at County Hall, Devon County Council on Monday 1st July 2019. We would like to hear from partners who are working on Action Plan Priority area 3: Creating and supporting smokefree organisations, particularly NHS organisations.

Information at your fingertips

Smokefree Devon

For the latest information about tobacco control within Devon please visit the Smokefree Devon website.

Check out 'Information for professionals' to find details about upcoming smoking cessation training, how to refer to local stop smoking services, contract information, as well as all the latest updates from the Smokefree Devon Alliance.

Please send any suggestions of content you would like to see to 

7th March 2018

New training dates for Stop Smoking Advisors

Practitioners and partners can check out upcoming face-2-face Stop Smoking Advisor training dates below:

All training is delivered by the Specialist Stop Smoking Service. Before booking onto the initial training, please check that your GP practice or pharmacy has a contract to deliver Public Health Services.

Please note, at least one advisor from each organisation must attend the refresher training every year.

Online information for advisors 

If you have any queries about the smoking cessation service you are running, or are looking for resources, please check the Smokefree Devon Alliance website. 

Free online training for professionals on e-cigarettes 

National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) course covers the safety and effectiveness of e-cigarettes, types of devices and issues for e-cigarette users to consider. It looks specifically at the role of e-cigarettes for young people and pregnant women who smoke, and answers frequently asked questions.  

Access the training here.

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