Education/Prevention – tobacco

Smokefree generation policy: modelling report
A technical report about the methodology and data used to model the effects of the smokefree generation policy | DHSC, UK

Smokers urged to swap cigarettes for vapes in world first scheme (2023)
One million smokers will be encouraged to swap cigarettes for vapes under a pioneering new ‘swap to stop’ scheme designed to improve the health of the nation and cut smoking rates. As part of the world-first national scheme, almost 1 in 5 of all smokers in England will be provided with a vape starter kit alongside behavioural support to help them quit the habit as part of a series of new measures to help the government meet its ambition of being smokefree by 2030 – reducing smoking rates to 5% or less. Local authorities will be invited to take part in the scheme later this year and each will design a scheme which suits its needs, including deciding which populations to prioritise | DHSC, UK

Tobacco: preventing uptake, promoting quitting and treating dependence (2021)
This guideline covers support to stop smoking for everyone aged 12 and over, and help to reduce people’s harm from smoking if they are not ready to stop in one go. It also covers ways to prevent children, young people and young adults aged 24 and under from taking up smoking | NICE, UK

Stoptober 2020 campaign evaluation (2021)
Summary evaluation of Stoptober quit smoking health marketing campaign activity | PHE, UK

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

Vaping in England: evidence update February 2021
Annual update of Public Health England’s e-cigarette evidence review by leading independent tobacco experts. This report covers vaping for smoking cessation | PHE, 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