If you have already registered for SCAH 23 and are looking for the Joining Instructions, please click on the button below to download the details.  These details include both Virtual and In-Person information.

The Smoking Cessation & Health Conference UK (SCaH) is the only dedicated national event for professionals working in smoking cessation and related services in the UK, that focuses on how to reduce the burden of smoking related death and disease for all sections of the population.

We are delighted that SCAH and all of our speakers are able to come back in-person to Manchester on the 14th September 2023.  Following the success of the virtual SCAH conference in2021, we have planned the conference to be hybrid and offer an exciting interactive virtual experience for those that are not able to join us. This year’s over-arching theme is ‘The Sustainability of Treating Tobacco Dependency ’.

The inaugural Smoking Cessation and Health (SCaH) conference was held in February 2020, as a one day live event in Birmingham and following COVID restrictions the 2021 conference was held virtually in June 2021.  We were overwhelmed with the response.  SCaH 2021 welcomed over 1000 delegates and the Programme hosted local and national speakers including Public Health England and NHS England and welcomed stakeholders from across  smoking cessation fields.

From commissioners to practitioners and researchers to policy makers, SCaH set out with a mission to provide the practical tools and an opportunity to share experiences that will drive down smoking rates and achieve the Smokefree ambition of a 5% smoking prevalence by 2030.

Approximately £29.7 million is filtering down to your local transformations budgets across England to help us reach priority groups.  Treating tobacco dependence whether for in-patients (including mental health) or with separate pathways for pregnant smokers and their partners.  We now have a unique opportunity to plan, deliver and embed our services. However the Long Term Plan funding is not secure past 2024, so are you talking with your local Integrated Care Boards to ingrain your services?

Smokefree 2030 – are you ready?

In order to accelerate progress towards Smokefree 2030, we need to make up for lost time during the pandemic and find the innovative solutions to reach each and every smoker.  The emergence of new technologies from digital behavioural support platforms and reduced risk nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes, create new learning opportunities for us and the ability to reach the right people at the right time, with the right tools.  This is about prevention at scale and pace to save 500,000 lives over the next decade. We hope you share our ambition and are able to join us for SCaH 2023

As we continue to develop the programme for Smoking Cessation and Health 2023 we  welcome Abstract applications.  Please use the button below.

Testimonials from SCaH 2021 - Virtual

“It was great to be able to share and talk about the Maternity EIS work, and connect with so many people across the nation all working on the same tasks and sharing the same ambitions – thank you”

“One of the best conferences I have attended”

“I found it the most informative, motivating and energising smoking cessation conference that I have been too in a very long time, certainly the best online”

“Congratulations on a well-run, interesting and entertaining conference”

“Even though it was done virtually, everything worked so well, no technical issues and it was really good to be able to watch so many videos throughout the day and listen to other streams of work, as well as still being able to answer questions and hear from a live panel, and message other attendees!”


Mary Yates

Clinical Expert, National Tobacco Dependence Trainer

Liz Woodworth

Professional Lead

ABL Health Ltd - Smoking Cessation Services

Hazel Cheeseman

Deputy Chief Executive and Policy Director

ASH (Action on Smoking & Health)

Melanie Perry

TTD Project Manager

British Thoracic Society

Rafik Hamaizia

Expert by Experience

Cygnet Health Care

Darren Haley



Dr Maria Duaso

Senior Lecturer, Care in Long Term Conditions Research Division

Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, King’s College London

Ailsa Rutter


Fresh and Balance

Andy Burnham

Mayor of Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Jane Coyne

Senior Operational Programme Manager

Greater Manchester Integrated Care

Mary Aziz

Programme Development Lead

Health Innovation Manchester

Abigail Lee

Young Person’s Engagement Officer

Healthwatch Blackpool, Empowerment Charity

Amy Butler

Senior Engagement Officer

Healthwatch Blackpool, Empowerment Charity

Hilary Wareing

Director of iPiP

Improving Performance in Practice

Dr Debbie Robson, RMN, PHD

Senior Lecturer in Tobacco Harm Reduction

King's College London

Samantha Ryder

Head of Infection Prevention & Safety

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Tracy Sutton

Operational Health and Wellbeing Manager

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Chris Parker

Finance Director

Liberty Flights

Dr Kirstie Soar

Trial Manager

London South Bank University

Steve King


Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

Helen Pearson

Senior Pharmacist

Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit.

Emily Cannon

Head of Quality Improvement

National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health

Dr Paul Cilia La Corte

Senior Programme Manager - Prevention

NHS England

Hanna Ellison

Programme Manager, Tobacco Prevention Team

NHS England

Dr Dianne Addei

Public Health Advisor for Health Inequalities

NHS England

Rob Hebdon

National Pharmacy Integration Lead

NHS England

Louise George

South West Maternity and Perinatal Programme Manager

NHS England – South West

Richard Holley

Area Manager

North and West Northamptonshire Council

Rachel McIlvenna

Smokefree NHS Strategic Manager

North East and North Cumbria ICB

Caitlin Barry

Project Manager

North East and North Cumbria ICS Smokefree NHS

Kaylee Hopwood

Targeted Lung Health Check Programme Tobacco Dependency Treatment Support Delivery Manager

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust

Martin Dockrell

Tobacco Lead

Office for Health Improvement and Disparities

Richard Boden

Head of Tobacco Control and Gambling, Addictions Team

Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, Department of Health and Social Care

Jo Locker

Senior Tobacco Control Manager

Office of Health Improvement & Disparities

Jamie Cameron

General Manager

PharmaStrat Ltd

Heidi Croucher

Dorset Integrated Care System Treating Tobacco Dependency Programme Manager

Public Health Dorset

Dr Francesca Pesola

Research Fellow in Statistics

Queen Mary University of London

Pete Stewart

Healthy Hospital and Community Programme Manager

Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust

Dr David Crane


Smoke Free

Martin Lever

Tobacco Reduction Programme Manager

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Neil Skinner

Retail Area Manager Yorkshire and North East

Totally Wicked

Mike Elliott

Strategic Account Manager

Unite - Mercateo Procurement Portal

Kate Frazer

Associate Professor

University College Dublin

Dr Sharon Cox

Principal Research Fellow

University College London

Samantha Osborne

Specialist Smoking in Pregnancy Midwife

University Hospitals Dorset

Prof Sanjay Agrawal

Professor of Respiratory Science,

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Dr Ian Pope

Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine

University of East Anglia

Dr Nicola Lindson

University Research Lecturer & Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group (TAG) Managing Editor

University of Oxford

Dr Alan Curley

Programme Lead and lecturer in Adult Health Studies

University of West of Scotland

Brian Watts

Head of Public Sector Channel

Vape Dinner Lady


  • TTD Practitioners as part of the Long Term Plan
  • Policymakers
  • Scientific / Research / Academic communities
  • Primary & secondary care commissioners
  • Medical/healthcare practitioners
  • Public health professionals
  • Stop smoking specialist services


  • Licensed pharmacotherapy and tools for the job
  • Non medicalised alternatives to smoking
  • Bridging the gap in health inequalities and Core20PLUS5
  • “The Long Term Plan” embedding services post national funding to reach a smokefree 2030
  • No artificial division with mental and physical health


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