Radio Jackie News banner

107.8 Radio Jackie - Bulletins aired each hour



Monday, 16 September 2019

New research out today is indicating Hounslow won’t make the Government’s smoke free target of 2030.


That’s according to tobacco firm Philip Morris.

Hounslow’s not expected to be smoke free until after 2050, more than a decade after the goal, unless further action is taken.

While Richmond has the lowest smoking prevalence rate in South West London at nearly 6%, Hounslow is in the top 10 at nearly 14%.

Philip Morris is warning the rise in vaping is playing a part in helping people quit smoking, but it’s not going to be enough.



Hounslow Council statement re attaining Govt smoke free target

Cllr Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Communities and Workforce, Hounslow Council said:

“The London Borough of Hounslow will make every attempt to reach the Government target to be smoke free by 2030. This will be undertaken through a strategic and cohesive approach to Smoking Cessation. Smoking is an issue of inequalities and tobacco dependency with those living in poorer wards, social housing, working in routine and manual occupations, and those with a mental health condition being more likely to smoke. Therefore wealthier boroughs such as Richmond have a much lower smoking prevalence.

“LBH is using a range of multi-agency driven actions to tackle the impact of smoking and other tobacco use which impacts on the health of Hounslow people with a particular focus on reducing health inequalities. One You Hounslow Stop Smoking Service works within the NHS and with business communities and with individuals, family and carers on both a group and a 1-2-1 basis to support smokers to stop. They also deliver Stop Smoking Campaigns, such as Stoptober and New Year New You using digital platforms.

“LBH using multi agency and targeted approaches has enabled the smoking prevalence within the borough to decline significantly over the years. In 2004 the prevalence was at 28% and now it is 13.9%, with the expectation it will continue to drop. LBH, under significant financial pressures has managed to maintain an effective Stop Smoking Service within One You Hounslow, an Integrated Health and Wellbeing Service”.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:38 pm  

Top of Radio Jackie News page here.

RJ Home button

One of many reasons why we are so useful to South West London... our very own news team bringing you stories that are relevant to you and your area.
If you have a press release or would like to send in news then pop off an e-mail to [email protected]

radio Jackie News Twitter
Follow Jackie News at twitter.com/jackie_news.

Listen to Jackie's latest News and Travel
Radio Jackie Latest News  Radio Jackie Latest Travel
red button
News Team - - Local news 24 hours a day

news reader
Lucy Mayer
Lucy is the News and Travel Editor. Find out more about her on the Presenters page.

news reader
Luke Williams
Luke spends his free time playing synthesisers and watching old sitcoms. Journalism helps remind him of the 21st century.

news reader
Felix Thompson
Felix is from Kew. He loves his sport, and he lives and breathes Newcastle United.

news reader
Sandra Aggrey
Sandra wants to travel the world in 60 days.

news reader
Sophie Weaver
Born and bred in Esher, travel, food, sport and animal enthusiast.

news reader
Alex Loveridge
Alex loves watching tennis at Surbiton and Wimbledon and also plays a bit too. He swims at Richmond, but not in the Thames.

news reader
Mike Oban
Mike enjoys playing and watching sports and is a budding football coach.

news reader
Jacqui Kerr
Jacqui enjoys all sports and has had a go at most! She loves talking, current affairs, music, and walking her polar bear sized dog.

news reader
Emma Adams
Emma used to walk past Jackie when she was younger and wonder what it looked like inside. Now she knows.

news reader
David Walker
David´s philosophy is you only live once so go out and grab every opportunity no matter how small.

news reader
Deborah Martin
Deborah may have started life on a farm in Ohio, USA, but is a long time resident of South West London. Her current loves are fusing glass, good meals out, and dancing.

news reader
Paul Francis
Paul grew up in Fetcham and now lives in Teddington with his wife, two cats and a dog. He supports Fulham and plays in a band.

news reader
Natalie Osborne
Natalie presents both news and travel - find out more about her on the Presenters page.

news reader
Sharmeen Ziauddin
Sharmeen lives in Worcester Park and loves lie-ins, kittens, books, politics, make-up and anything with sugar in it, but hates Monday mornings with a vengeance.

news reader
Nick O'Keeffe
When Nick isn't not on the airwaves, he's either in the kitchen creating magic, writing or travelling with his partner Mia. Devout Chelsea supporter to boot.

news reader
Chloe Norman
Chloe presents both news and travel - find out more about her on the Presenters page.

news reader
Charlie Duffield
Charlie likes exploring SW London, as well as cooking, dancing, travelling, reading and watching films.

news reader
Will Sawyer
Most of Will's spare time is spent playing video games, but when he isn't doing that, he enjoys playing the piano, photography and cooking.

news reader
John Beesley
John lives in Hounslow. He enjoys beer and singing with barbershop quartets and choruses, though not necessarily in that order.

news reader
Emily Dexter
Emily is creative and has wide-ranging interests.

news reader
Amelia Beltrao
Amelia thinks living in New Malden definitely has its benefits: she gets the shops and beautiful riverside from Kingston, can walk her dogs on the common and visit the tennis in Wimbledon, as well as having a great range of Asian culture and cuisines on her high street.