CLeaR - Excellence in local tobacco control

What is CLeaR?

CLeaR is a new approach to improving local tobacco control, specially designed for councils in England as they take on their new responsibilities for public health.

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Think of CLeaR as a pause for structured reflection. It starts with a simple self assessment exercise where council officers and their partners review local action to tackle tobacco. Please downloard the assessment questionnaire (Excel) to get started.

Councils who want to become members of the CLeaR partnership get support and training in self assessment and ultimately a peer assessment from colleagues expert in tobacco control and the CLeaR model.

After their visit, peer assessors will provide a succinct improvement report highlighting strengths and areas for improvement.

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Bob Blackman MP presenting CLeaR certificates to the first four recipients (Manchester, Kingston and Richmond, Brent, and Leicester and Rutland) - 14 May 2012

Next Assessor Training

We will be holding a series of assessor training sessions over the next few months (Calendar - pdf). To register your interest in taking part in a session, please email us at


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For more information about smoking in your region, visit our Local Toolkit; a set of materials to help ensure that tackling tobacco use is high on the local public health agenda.

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