Statement: The healthcare organisation contributes to and promotes tobacco control/prevention in the local community according to the WHO FCTC and and/or national public health strategy.
A healthcare service has influence far beyond its own walls, and the Global Standards identify that exercising this influence through local community engagement and collaboration is an effective way of strengthening action against tobacco use and tobacco dependency.
The healthcare organisation works with community partners and other organisations to promote and contribute to local, national and international tobacco-free activities.
The healthcare organisation works with community partners to encourage and support the users of tobacco and associated devices/e-cigarettes to quit; it takes into account the needs of specific target groups (women, adolescents, migrants, disadvantaged and other cultural groups).
The healthcare organisation shares best practice to support others in the development and implementation of tobacco-free policies.