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Smoking remains the biggest cause of preventable death in the UK today. In Middlesbrough 24.7% of adults smoke regularly. We are tackling this public health problem through our Smokefree Alliance.

Middlesbrough Smokefree Alliance is a multi agency tobacco control group aimed at reducing tobacco related harm. Meetings are held every 6-8 weeks.  The alliance's work is directed by an annual action plan which is updated quarterly.

Smoke Free Middlesbrough Alliance is chaired by Councillor Julia Rostron- Executive Member-Adult Social Care and Public Health and represented by a group of members from the following local organisations:

Middlesbrough Council ( Environmental Health, Trading Standards), NHS Middlesbrough  (Health Improvement Commissioning), Middlesbrough College, Teesside University, Cleveland Fire Brigade, NHS Stop Smoking Service, Middlesbrough Voluntary Development  Agency(MVDA) and Erimus Housing.


Our key local Tobacco Control Objectives for 2013/2014 are to:

  • Increase the number of smokers via specialist SSS and other interventions
  • Reduce the prevalence of smoking in young people, pregnant women, mental health service users and BME population.
  • Tackling the supply & sale of illicit tobacco and underage sales of tobacco.


Community Based Projects:

The Smokefree Families' project promotes better health for local families. It aims to protect children and families from the harmful effects of second hand smoke. We provide free training, advice and resources to anyone or any organisation in Middlesbrough interested in learning more about secondhand smoke.

For more information on any of the smokefree programmes or to receive a free information pack please contact us on (01642) 728665 or email us at food&