Improving the health of society

Trading standards has an exciting opportunity to contribute to the improvement of the health of local communities with the repositioning of public health back into Local Government in April 2013.

These changes were brought about in response to the "significant challenges " in public health and the rising costs of preventable illness to the NHS . 

Local Authorities have a duty to promote the health of their population. Trading Standards have a considerable contribution to make in terms of reducing smoking prevalence through a range of tobacco control activities, tackling obesity through the maintenance of food standards and informative nutritional labelling and work around reducing the impact of alcohol consumption in local communities.

Trading Standards is also engaged in tackling illegal money lending and reducing the impact of the distress caused by rouge traders and scams.   


Engagement with the tobacco industry 

Read CTSI's policy on engagement with the tobacco industry here.

For further information on CTSI's tobacco policy, visit the lead officers' health page, or contact the lead officers for health: lohealth@tsi.org.uk.
 


Enhancing Local Tobacco Control: preventing under age sales of tobacco  

Coordinated testing programme across England in relation to under age sales of tobacco 2015.  

Read the full CTSI report commission by the Department of Health Tobacco Policy Team.

Please contact the CTSI press office for further enquiries. 


Operation Henry

Tackling the supply of illicit tobacco products in Engand 2014.

Read the full TSI report commissioned by the Department of Health Tobacco Policy Team.

Please contact the CTSI press office for further enquiries. 


Youth access to e-cigarettes and associated products

Research into the ease of young people purchasing e-cigarettes and associated products from retail premises, July 2014.

Read the full CTSI report commissioned on behalf of Public Health England (PHE). 


TSI Tobacco control survey 2013 - 14

Read the full report of council trading standards service activity. 


The display of tobacco products: a rapid review of compliance in business premises

Rapid review of compliance carried out by regulatory officers across nine English regions in 2013.

Read the full report here. 


Implementation of smoke-free legislation in England

The Smoke-free (Private Vehicles) Regulations 2015.

Guidance for enforcement officers and the public on the prohibition on smoking in private vehicles carrying children. 

Read the full report here.


Rapid Review of Compliance with Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display) Regulations (2010) in small business premises

Rapid Revew of compliance carried out by regulatory officers across nine English regions in 2015.

Read the full report here.  


CTSI Tobacco Control Survey 2014 - 15

A report of trading standards service activity, England 2014/15.

Read the full report here.

 


Rapid Review of business compliance conducted by Trading Standards Services in England, 2016

 A review of business compliance with the Nicotine Inhaling Products (Age of Sale and Proxy Purchasing) Regulations 2015.

Read the full report here.


Operation Henry 2

A coordinated operation to tackle the supply of illicit tobacco in England, August 2016.

Read the full report here.