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  • Guidance and evidence reviews

    This section contains service and practice guidance, evidence reviews and research resources.

    NICE guidance

    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) used to have a number of guidance documents related to smoking cessation. These were superseded in 2021 by NICE guideline [NG209] Tobacco: preventing uptake, promoting quitting and treating dependence.

    Department of Health Guidance

    As part of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) brings together expert advice, analysis and evidence with policy development and implementation to shape and drive health improvement and equalities priorities for government. The focus is towards preventing ill health, in particular in the places and communities where there are the most significant disparities.

    This section has information on OHID policy and resources and, published in 2024, includes the Local Stop Smoking Services and support: commissioning, delivery and monitoring guidance. COMING SOON!

    Cochrane reviews: behaviour intervention

    Cochrane Reviews: behaviour intervention

    There have been a large number of Cochrane reviews of behavioural smoking cessation interventions.

    As these are an important resource for the smoking cessation field, as part of our mission to be a central information resource for the smoking cessation field, we have collected all the reviews covering behavioural interventions and uploaded them so they can be viewed on our site.

    Please click on the links below to find out more about the Cochrane reviews that deal with behavioural interventions.

    Cochrane reviews: pharmacological interventions

    Cochrane reviews: pharmacological interventions

    There have been a large number of Cochrane reviews of smoking cessation interventions.

    As these are an important resource for the smoking cessation field, we have collected all the reviews covering pharmacological interventions and uploaded them so they can be viewed on our site.

    To find out more about the Cochrane reviews that deal with pharmacological interventions, please click on the links below.

    Cochrane reviews: community interventions

    Cochrane reviews: community interventions

    There have been a large number of Cochrane reviews of smoking cessation interventions.

    As these are an important resource for the smoking cessation field, we have collected all the reviews covering community interventions and uploaded them so they can be viewed on our site.

    Please click on the links below to find out more about the Cochrane reviews that deal with community interventions.

    Cochrane reviews: interventions in other settings

    Cochrane reviews: interventions in other settings

    There have been a large number of Cochrane reviews of smoking cessation interventions.

    As these are an important resource for the smoking cessation field, we have collected all the reviews covering other settingsand uploaded them so they can be viewed on our site.

    Please click on the links below to find out more about the Cochrane reviews that deal with other settings.