Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

Greater Manchester Making Smoking History Conference

The Greater Manchester tobacco control strategy sets out a vision to reduce smoking prevalence at a pace and scale greater than in any other global conurbation. This is for a very good reason. Smoking is still by far the biggest single cause of early death and ill health in Greater Manchester, with around 4,500 people a year – over 12 every day – dying of a smoking-related disease.

The morning of this dedicated Conference will involve a range of presentations from the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, Sarah Price, Partnership Executive Lead for Population Health, Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York, Deborah Arnott, Chief Executive of Action on Smoking and Health, and Pauline Dekker, pioneer of the Dutch criminal case against the tobacco industry.The afternoon will involve a range of interactive workshops to support the mobilisation and implementation of the strategy. 

Representatives from the GM VCSE sector are invited to register to attend this event. Please note, places are limited and will be allocated to assure representation across all Greater Manchester localities. An agenda and notification of venue will be circulated in the near future.

To register to book on to the event, please visit the following link: 'Making Smoking History in Greater Manchester'

Please use the following password: smokefree2018

Please direct any queries / dietary requirements / access requirements to:

Tracy Field
Project Support Assistant
0161 778 7108


Monday, 12 February 2018