Tobacco Free Ireland Programme Plan 2018-2021
The Tobacco Free Ireland Policy Priority Programme was established in late 2016 as part of the Healthy Ireland in the Health Services Implementation Plan.1 It has a remit to “mobilise the health services to improve health and wellbeing and play its part in the achievement of a reduction in smoking prevalence to less than 5% of the population by 2025”.
The Programme works to coordinate and lead tobacco control activity across the health services to ensure implementation of the HSE actions contained within the Government Tobacco Free Ireland strategy. This national implementation plan (2018-2021) published on the 31st May 2018, sets out the HSE strategic direction and priority actions to achieve this.
The objectives of the Tobacco Free Ireland Policy Programme over the next four years are to:
- Prioritise the protection of children in all of our initiatives and contribute to the denormalisation of tobacco use for the next generation
- Support people to quit and treat tobacco dependence as a health care issue
- Monitor, build and maintain compliance with tobacco legislation
The 2018 - 2021 Plan can be viewed here.