- Adult social care and health
- Children, young people and families
Purpose / Background
On 4th October 2023, new national plans to create the first ‘smokefree generation’ were announced.
These measures include:
- a new law to stop children who turn 14 this year or younger from ever legally being sold cigarettes
- more money to help people to quit smoking
- a crackdown underage and illegal sales of tobacco
- action to tackle youth vaping
Why is action needed?
- In Lambeth around 13% of adults in the borough continue to smoke, that’s over 35,000 residents
- Smoking is the biggest killer in Lambeth - It is the cause of over 500 deaths and over 1,300 hospital admissions in the borough each year
- Smoking also costs Lambeth over £120m each year and increases littering and air pollution in our neighbourhoods
- There is growing concern about the worrying rise in children vaping, with the number of young people vaping tripling in the last 3 years and 1 in 5 children having now used a vape.
You can read more about these new measures here.
In response to this new announcement, Lambeth Council would like to hear the views of residents on the new measures to create a smokefree generation and tackle youth vaping.
Your views will help us understand what our residents think about these new measures, which we will consider when developing our plans to tackle smoking and youth vaping in our local area.
How to respond
Please share your views by completing our survey: