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  • How were these factsheets put together?

    Most of the NCSCT Secondary Care Factsheet series were last updated in October 2020 and provide a summary of the latest scientific evidence on the association between cigarette smoking and specific patient groups treated in secondary care. The factsheets also summarise the benefits of stopping smoking, and best practice for addressing cigarette smoking and quitting for each patient population.

    The update process was informed by a comprehensive review of recent systematic reviews of the published literature including the Cochrane Collaboration's Tobacco Addiction Group, Action on Smoking and Health, the Royal College of Physicians, Public Health England, and the United States Surgeon General's Reports on Smoking and Health and Smoking Cessation. Additionally, a focussed review was conducted in PUBMED/MEDLINE using key word searches for each patient population and "smoking" or "smoking cessation"