Education/Prevention – tobacco

NICE and PHE publish comprehensive draft guideline to tackle the health burden of smoking (2021)
Healthcare staff should give clear and up-to-date information on e-cigarettes to people who are interested in using them to stop smoking, according to draft NICE guideline recommendations out for consultation. NICE worked with Public Health England to develop this guideline | NICE, UK

Stoptober 2019 campaign evaluation (2020)
The 2019 campaign performed well, delivering against the campaign recognition and quit attempt targets. Positively, the campaign broadly maintained these results in the face of a crowded marketplace and without the use of TV advertising. However, the campaign fell short in driving shifts at a population level in the perception that ‘people like me’ are quitting which continues to decline year-on-year | PHE, UK

Stop smoking interventions and services, 2018
This guideline covers stop smoking interventions and services delivered in primary care and community settings for everyone over the age of 12. It aims to ensure that everyone who smokes is advised and encouraged to stop and given the support they need. It emphasises the importance of targeting vulnerable groups who find smoking cessation hard or who smoke a lot | NICE and PHE, UK

Models of delivery for stop smoking services. Options and evidence, 2017
This document supports directors of public health and local healthcare commissioners in rapidly appraising the evidence, to enable informed decisions on the provision of local stop smoking support | PHE, UK

Welsh Government launch new plan to stub out smoking, 2017
A new plan to reduce the number of smokers in Wales to 16% by 2020 for a healthier, smoke-free Wales has been launched by the Welsh Government today | Welsh Government, UK

Towards a smoke-free generation: tobacco control plan for England, 2017
Outlining plans to reduce smoking in England, with the aim of creating a smoke-free generation | DoH, UK

Smoking cessation in secondary care: mental health settings, 2016
Guidance and self-assessment framework for NHS mental health trusts to develop local action to reduce smoking prevalence and the use of tobacco | PHE, UK