Published in 2021 and regularly updated, this guideline brings together and updates all previous NICE guidelines on tobacco into a single suite of recommendations.
This guideline covers support for stop smoking, harm reduction from smoking if individuals are not ready to quit in one go. Included in the guideline is information on behavioural support and updated recommendations on stop smoking medications and electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). The guidance also includes recommendations on training for health and social professionals and highlights the national training standard and NCSCT Training courses as the go to resource for health and social professionals. Additionally, the guideline also addresses wider tobacco control interventions such as ways to prevent the uptake of smoking among children and young adults as well as mass media.
NICE guideline [NG209] Tobacco: preventing uptake, promoting quitting and treating dependence
This guidance provides a set of generic principles that can be used as the basis for planning, delivering and evaluating public health activities aimed at changing health-related behaviours. The guidance should be read in conjunction with other topic-specific public health guidance issued by NICE. Elements of this guidance may be due for revision as it is within NICE's schedule for review.
NICE Public health guideline [PH6] Behaviour change: general approaches