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Health Promotion - Smoking

Healthy Lives, Healthy People: A Tobacco Control Plan for England

Following the 2010 Public Health White Paper Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our Strategy for Public Health in England, the Tobacco Control Plan sets out what the Government will do to support efforts to reduce tobacco use over the next ive years, within the context of the new public health system.

Source: gov.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Policy Paper
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Local Stop Smoking Services: Service delivery and monitoring guidance 2011/12

This document sets out the main quality principles for commissioning and providing services. It also includes full details of the data requirements for local stop smoking services.

Key updates to the 2011/12 service delivery and monitoring guidance for 2012/13

This document provides an update on the key developments and changes since the publication of Local stop smoking services: service delivery and monitoring guidance 2011/12. This update does not supersede the previous guidance but, rather, should be read in conjunction with it.

Source: gov.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Guidance
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance > Smoking: harm reduction

This guideline covers reducing harm from smoking.

Source: nice.org.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Guidance
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance > Smoking: brief interventions and referrals

This guideline covers brief interventions and referrals in primary care and community settings for people who smoke. 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 people in hard to reach and deprived groups in which smoking rates are higher.

Source: nice.org.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Guidance
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance > Stop smoking services

This guideline covers services to help people quit smoking. It aims to reduce the number of people who smoke by ensuring that stop smoking services are as effective as possible. It seeks to raise awareness of the range and types of support available.

Source: nice.org.uk
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance > Smokeless tobacco: South Asian communities

This guideline covers people living in England with ancestral links to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka who use traditional South Asian varieties of smokeless tobacco. The aim is to help them stop using tobacco that is placed in the mouth or nose (but not burned). It does not include oral snuff products that are sucked.

Source: nice.org.uk
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance > Smoking: preventing uptake in children and young people

This guideline covers anti-smoking mass-media campaigns, for example, on TV, in newspapers and online. It also covers measures to prevent tobacco being sold to children and young people. The aim is to help prevent children and young people from taking up smoking.

Source: nice.org.uk
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New rules about tobacco, e-cigarettes and smoking: 1 October 2015

This document explains changes to the laws on tobacco, e-cigarettes and smoking that come into force on 1 October 2015. In particular, it explains the rules about smoking in private vehicles, including when the rules do and don’t apply.

Source: gov.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Guidance
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E-cigarettes: an evidence update A report commissioned by Public Health England

This review explains the relative risks and benefits of e-cigarettes, in terms of harm reduction when compared with cigarettes and as an aid to quitting.

Source: gov.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Report
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Smokefree

Smokefree is a public health campaign initiated and supported by Public Health England, an executive agency of the Department of Health

Source: nhs.uk/smokefree
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National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training

The National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) was established to support the delivery of smoking cessation interventions provided by local stop smoking services, support the NHS and Local Authorities to deliver effective evidence-based tobacco control programmes, and deliver training and assessment programmes to stop smoking practitioners and other health care professionals.

Source: ncsct.co.uk
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Royal Pharmaceutical Society Guide: Smoking Cessation

Sections on this page

  • Drug therapies available
  • Pharmacy support and advice
  • Assessing the smoker’s status
  • Carbon monoxide testing
  • COPD
  • Lifestyle advice (promotion of general health and well being)
  • Training for pharmacists and pharmacy staff
  • Treating pregnant women and those wanting to conceive
  • Repeat service user
  • Where to go for more information
Source: rpharms.com
Pharmacy Resource: Guide
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Pharmacy-based stop smoking services: optimising commissioning

This guidance has been developed by NHS Employers as part of the implementation of the white paper, Pharmacy in England: building on strengths, delivering the future. It aims to help strengthen contractual arrangements so that pharmacy-based stop smoking services show clear evidence of partnership working with local NHS stop smoking services. It also ensures that these services comply with the Department of Health’s data definitions and reporting procedures, and are in line with the quality principles set out in national guidance on commissioning stop smoking services.

Source: nhsemployers.org
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NHS Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework
Enhanced Service – Stop Smoking

Source: pcc-cic.org.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Service Specification
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Towards a Smokefree England
Brief interventions for stopping smoking by pharmacists and their staff

This document aims to help pharmacists and their staff provide effective stop smoking advice in line with recently issued NICE guidance on smoking cessation.

Source: redbridge.gov.uk
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Smoking Cessation: The Importance of Pharmacist Interventions to Successful Outcomes

  • Understanding Smoking Cessation
  • Ready to Quit Smoking? Pharmacologic Strategies to Help Kick the Habit
  • Nonpharmacologic Approaches to Facilitate Smoking Cessation
Source: utasip.com
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Smoking Cessation

The resources which are available for this therapeutic topic can be accessed via the menu on the left-hand side of the page. The e-learning home page suggests ways in which you may like to use the wide variety of e-learning materials.

Source: webarchive.org.uk
Pharmacy Resource: CE / CPD / Learning
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Smoking cessation

Pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation aims to control and reduce addiction to nicotine. The therapies used are: nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), and varenicline and bupropion.

Smoking cessation

NRT preparations > Advice / Advantages and disadvantages

Source: wemerec.org.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Medicines Resource Centre Bulletin and Supplement
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How to Encourage Smoking Cessation

As public attitudes towards smoking change, it has been argued that people who remain smokers are those who are the most addicted.

Andrew McCoig gives tips for engaging new clients and re-engaging those who have failed previous attempts to give up

Source: pharmaceutical-journal.com
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Impact of smokefree legislation: evidence review, March 2011

Legislation prohibiting smoking in workplaces and enclosed public places was introduced in England in July 2007. This report outlines existing evidence of the impact of this legislation, and places this research in an international context.

Source: gov.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Report
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Helping patients quit smoking: brief interventions for healthcare professionals

How to help smokers quit: flowchart

Source: theipcrg.org
Pharmacy Resource: Opinion Sheet
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Stop smoking - Live Well - NHS Choices

10 health benefits of stopping smoking
How your GP can help you quit
10 self-help tips to stop smoking
Stop smoking: track your progress
Quit making excuses
'How I quit smoking'

Source: nhs.uk
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Stop Smoking Wales

Stop Smoking Wales is funded by Welsh Government and is an integral part of Public Health Wales where it forms a central element of the Tobacco Control programme.

Source: stopsmokingwales.com
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Can Stop Smoking

Why Quit Smoking?
Getting Ready
Tips
Help to Stop
Tools

Source: canstopsmoking.com
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Want2Stop

Know about smoking
Thinking about smoking
Ready to stop smoking
Stop smoking services
Smoking in the workplace

Source: want2stop.info
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QUIT

QUIT is a HSE health education campaign aimed at encouraging smokers to quit. We want to reduce the numbers of smokers in Ireland and reduce the level of illness and deaths caused by tobacco use. The campaign is based on a fact that is not well known among the public.

Source: quit.ie
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What’s in a cigarette

Cigarettes look deceptively simple, consisting of paper tubes containing chopped up tobacco leaf, usually with a filter at the mouth end.

Source: ash.org.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Factsheet
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QUIT Guides & Resources

Our guides are available in full to download

Source: quit.org.uk
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Stopping smoking: ASH’s top tips

You are not alone! Around two-thirds of British smokers would like to quit and about seven million try each year. More than 10 million people in Britain have quit and are now ex-smokers.

Source: ash.org.uk
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Stopping smoking: the benefits and aids to quitting

This fact sheet reviews the health benefits of stopping smoking and aids to quitting.

Source: ash.org.uk
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Stopping smoking made easier

A self-help book designed to help stop smoking

Written by Dr Martin Raw it contains information on:

  • preparing to stop
  • stopping
  • staying stopped
  • medications
  • pregnant smokers
  • passive smoking
  • further help.
Source: healthchallengewales.org
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Smoking and disease

Smoking causes around 86% of deaths from lung cancer, around 80% of deaths from bronchitis and emphysema, and about 17% of deaths from heart disease.

Source: ash.org.uk
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The Smoker’s Body

Every 6.5 seconds someone dies from tobacco use, says the World Health Organization. Research suggests that people who start smoking in their teens (as more than 70 percent do) and continue for two decades or more will die 20 to 25 years earlier than those who never light up. It is not just lung cancer or heart disease that cause serious health problems and death. Below, some of smoking’s less publicized side effects – from head to toe.

Source: who.int
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Smoking and the lungs

What does smoking do to my lungs?

Source: europeanlung.org
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Pharmacy Guidance on Smoking and Mental Health

Key learning points

  • Smoking is a major determinant of health inequality for those with mental illness
  • With appropriate support, those with mental illness are able to stop smoking
  • Doses of some medication can be significantly reduced within days of cessation
  • Combination NRT improves cessation rate
Source: rcpsych.ac.uk
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Smoking and mental health

There is a strong association between smoking and mental health disorders.

Source: ash.org.uk
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Smoking and the heart

Smoking is the biggest risk factor for Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). Not only does it more than double your risk of having a heart attack, it reduces your rate of recovery after having one.

Source: heartresearch.org.uk
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Smoking and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

This information sheet looks at the evidence for the different effects of smoking on these two conditions and what it means for people with IBD. It also looks at ways to help you give up smoking.

Source: crohnsandcolitis.org.uk
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Smoking and reproduction

This fact sheet explains how smoking affects fertility in both men and women. It reviews the harm caused by smoking during pregnancy as well as some of the longer-term risks to the health of children born to parents who smoke.

Source: ash.org.uk
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance > Smoking: stopping in pregnancy and after childbirth

This guideline covers support to help women stop smoking during pregnancy and in the first year after childbirth. It includes identifying women who need help to quit, referring them to stop smoking services and providing intensive and ongoing support to help them stop. The guideline also advises how to tailor services for women from disadvantaged groups in which smoking rates are high.

Source: nice.org.uk
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Smoking and infertility: a committee opinion
The Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

This document reviews the evidence linking cigarette smoking with reproductive hazards for both females and males.

Source: asrm.org
Pharmacy Resource: Practice Committee Document
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Sex and smoking

This information is for men and women who want to find out more about the links between smoking and sexual problems so that they can continue to enjoy, or indeed, return to an intimate and fulfilling sex life

Source: sda.uk.net
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Gender, women, and the tobacco epidemic

This monograph contributes to the scientific understanding of gender, women, and tobacco in the context of efforts to control the global tobacco epidemic. Topics covered include determinants of starting to use tobacco; exposure to second-hand smoke; the impact that tobacco use has on health; addiction and cessation; treatment programmes; and gender and human rights policy.

Source: who.int
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S is for smoking and pregnancy

This booklet provides information for pregnant women, their partners and families regarding the effects of smoking when pregnant. Additional information within the booklet includes:

  • questions and answers
  • tips for stopping smoking problems
  • nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)
  • further information.
Source: healthchallengewales.org
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Smoking and diabetes

This fact sheet examines the association between smoking and diabetes including smoking as a risk factor, how smoking can lead to multiple complications of diabetes and the benefits of stopping smoking among people with diabetes.

Source: ash.org.uk
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P is for protecting babies and children from secondhand smoke

This booklet provides tips for smokers on how to protect children from secondhand smoke. The booklet also gives information on:

  • effects on children from secondhand smoke
  • tips to avoid accidents
  • help to give up smoking.
Source: healthchallengewales.org
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Secondhand smoke: What is it and what can you do about it?

This booklet explains the effects of ‘secondhand’ or environmental tobacco smoke.

The booklet also contains information on:

  • what second-hand smoke is
  • secondhand smoke and children
  • secondhand smoke in the home and in the car
  • help available to give up smoking.
Source: healthchallengewales.org
Pharmacy Resource: Booklet
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