We are local people taking collective action against Sheffield’s biggest killer — smoking.

Created by a range of city partners, Smokefree Sheffield was developed to bring smokers, non-smokers, quitters and the whole community together with a shared goal:

a future without tobacco

Smokefree Sheffield tent on the Moor
Top: Say hello to use next time you see us on the Moor
Three young men holding a Smokefree Sheffield sign

Why we do it

Smoking is still the biggest preventable cause of death and illness in Sheffield.

We know change is possible. Most people want to quit and smoking rates in Sheffield are the lowest they’ve ever been.

But there is still a lot of work to do.


children start smoking every day in Sheffield.

1 in 2

smokers still die from smoking-related illnesses and many more live with debilitating illnesses.


people in the UK are currently living in poverty due to the cost of tobacco.

Sheffield is striving to achieve the UK government’s target of a 5% smoking rate by 2030 in our beloved city.

Together we’ll create a Smokefree Sheffield

Smokefree Sheffield brings the city’s tobacco control board and local services together under one umbrella.

Here’s how we’re working together to end smoking in Sheffield:

  • Smokefree services for adults and young people
  • Supporting families to quit smoking in pregnancy
  • Smokefree sites and spaces across the city
  • Education in schools to stop the next generation starting smoking
  • Reducing the availability and supply of illegal tobacco
  • Educating and raising awareness of the wide-reaching impacts of smoking