Stopping smoking

Smoking is the single largest cause of preventable illness and premature death, responsible for approximately 80,000 deaths a year in England. Therefore smoking cessation is regarded as one of the most effective public health interventions.

Until recently, the main tools for smoking cessation have been behavioural support, nicotine replacement therapy, or oral bupropion or varenicline. However, e-cigarette use is becoming more popular and is currently considered one of the most effective quitting aids in England.

Below you can find links to various aspects of smoking cessation, including data, training and further details about stop smoking campaigns:

 

Data and evidence

Health matters: Stopping smoking - what works? https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-matters-stopping-smoking-what-works 

Stop smoking services data return https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30058

Models of delivery for stop smoking services: options and evidence https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/stop-smoking-services-models-of-delivery

Smokefree (quit support) https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/local-support-services-helplines

NHS Choices – find a stop smoking service http://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Stop%20smoking%20services/LocationSearch/1846

Case study - Barnsley 

Training and assessment

NCSCT (2014) Stop smoking service delivery and monitoring guidance 2014/15. London: National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training: www.ncsct.co.uk

Michie S, Atkins L, West R (2014) The Behaviour Change Wheel: A Guide to Designing Interventions. London: Silverback: www.behaviourchangewheel.com 

CLeaR Tobacco Control Self-Assessment: www.gov.uk/government/publications/clear-local-tobacco-control-assessment 

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment packs:

Key data: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/647096/Tobacco_commissioning_support_pack_2018-19_-_key_data.pdf

Principles and indicators: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/647221/Tobacco_commissioning_2018-19_principles_and_indicators.pdf

 

Tools

Ash Ready Reckoner http://ash.org.uk/category/information-and-resources/local-resources/ 

Nice Return on Investment Tools https://www.nice.org.uk/about/what-we-do/into-practice/return-on-investment-tools/tobacco-return-on-investment-tool

Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco: a toolkit for employers https://wellbeing.bitc.org.uk/all-resources/toolkits/drugs-alcohol-and-tobacco-toolkit-employers 

E-cigarettes

Vaping in England: an evidence update https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vaping-in-england-an-evidence-update-february-2019 

E-cigarettes: an evidence update https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/e-cigarettes-an-evidence-update

Electronic cigarettes: A report commissioned by Public Health England https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/311887/Ecigarettes_report.pdf

RGCP: Position statement on e-cigarettes http://www.rcgp.org.uk/policy/rcgp-policy-areas/e-cigarettes-non-combustible-inhaled-tobacco-products.aspx  

BMA: Position paper on the regulation of e-cigarettes https://www.bma.org.uk/collective-voice/policy-and-research/public-and-population-health/tobacco/e-cigarettes 

NFCC: E-cigarette use in smokefree NHS settings https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/write/MediaUploads/NFCC%20Guidance%20publications/Health/E-cigs%20in%20NHS/Guidance_note_-_E-cigarettes_use_in_smokefree_NHS_settings.pdf 

Campaigns

Campaign resource centre https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns

Stoptober https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/stoptober/home?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9fDTu9vI1gIVo7XtCh1MfQRVEAAYASAAEgJe1vD_BwE#457V5FMXe65qRmUm.97

Health harms https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/29-health-harms/overview

One you quit support https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/smoking#Wl8rEqQDT7IFpf1L.97

Health Matters https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-matters-smoking-and-quitting-in-england

Rise Above Smoking (for schools) https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools/topics/rise-above/overview#smoking