Resources

  • EU report on second hand smoke

    • 30 Dec 2013
    • Brochure (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Secondhand Smoke (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    EU report

  • Shisha and waterpipe briefing

    • 30 Dec 2013
    • Fact sheet (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Advocacy (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    Waterpipe tobacco smoking is increasing and the UK has reported a 210% rise in the number of waterpipe cafes nationwide over the last five years. It represents both an individual health issue for clients attending stop smoking services, and a potential public health concern.This briefing neatly synthesizes the evidence base and provides recommendations for health professionals.

  • BMJ paper West et al

    • 30 Sep 2013
    • Report (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    impact of the first ten years of a national, population level, free stop smoking service in England

  • Performance of English stop smoking services in first 10 years: analysis of service monitoring data

    • 30 Sep 2013
    • Brochure (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    response to publication of the impact of population level England suggesting France should apply the findings at a national level

  • Latest trends on smoking in England

    • 28 Jun 2013
    • Slideshow (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Advocacy (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    The smoking toolkit survey has been administered in the UK since 200 and is a monthly survey of knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of smokers.

  • UK NICE guidance on treatment options for those who can’t or won’t quit- harm reduction

    • 05 Jun 2013
    • Technical guide (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    Nicotine inhaled from smoking tobacco is highly addictive. But it is primarily the toxins and carcinogens in tobacco smoke – not the nicotine – that cause illness and death. The best way to reduce these illnesses and deaths is to stop smoking. In general, stopping in one step (sometimes called ‘abrupt quitting’) offers the best chance of lasting success (see NICE guidance on smoking cessation). However, there are other ways of reducing the harm from smoking, even though this may involve continued use of nicotine.This guidance is about helping people, particularly those who are highly dependent on nicotine, who:may not be able (or do not want) to stop smoking in one stepmay want to stop smoking, without necessarily giving up nicotinemay not be ready to stop smoking, but want to reduce the amount they smoke.This guidance recommends harm-reduction approaches which may or may not include temporary or long-term use of licensed nicotine-containing products. (See box 1 for details.)The recommendations cover:Raising awareness of licensed nicotine-containing products.Self-help materials.Choosing a harm-reduction approach.Behavioural support.Advising on licensed nicotine-containing products.Supplying licensed nicotine-containing products.Follow-up appointments.Supporting temporary abstinence.People in closed institutions.Staff working in closed institutions.Commissioning stop smoking services.Education and training for practitioners.Point-of-sale promotion of licensed nicotine-containing products.Manufacturer information on licensed nicotine-containing products

  • Tobacco Control in Russian Federation – book

    • 10 Apr 2013
    • Book (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • About Tobacco Control (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    This book provides information about progress in tobacco control in the Russian Federation

  • EU report on second hand smoke

    • 02 Apr 2013
    • Brochure (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Advocacy (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    This report describes work to date and the current picture with regard to exposure to second hand smoke across the countries of the European Union

  • The Russell Standard

    • 02 Apr 2013
    • Technical guide (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    The aim of the document is to set out an English national standard for criteria for throughput and success rates that will enable meaningful comparisons between the different local stop smoking services

  • Cut down approaches

    • 18 Mar 2013
    • Fact sheet (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    A summary briefing of the evidence relating to cut down approaches to cessation, if abrupt quitting is not wanted by the smoker

  • Four Times More Likely to Quit – Benefits of Tobacco Dependence Services

    • 18 Mar 2013
    • Fact sheet (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • About Tobacco Control (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    This briefing, written by Professor Robert West, summarises the evidence base for tobacco dependence services, including the rationale for the statement ‘ you are four times more likely to stop for good if you use this service’

  • NCSCT Specialty Module Pregnancy and the Post-Partum Period

    • 07 Mar 2013
    • Training Material (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    This evidence based on line training module has been developed by experts and practitioners to help advisers support cessation amongst pregnant and post partum women

  • Evidence based standards for smoking cessation training

    • 02 Mar 2013
    • Training Material (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Training (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    This document lists the learning outcomes of training courses for stop smoking practitionersfounded upon evidence-based behaviour change techniques and approved by a panel ofkey stakeholders and experts convened by the National Centre for Smoking Cessation andTraining (NCSCT).

  • Smokefree homes and cars training video

    • 02 Mar 2013
    • Video (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Training (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    A film developed by the English National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) for health and social care professionals in which smokers talk about the harms of secondhand smoke, and the positive impact of smokefree homes (with additional footage).

  • European scoping exercise – whats happening in tobacco dependence treatment?

    • 26 Feb 2013
    • Report (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Advocacy (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    This report, produced by the European GB team, was carried out to identify and determine which European countries might be willing and able to receive evidence-based support and assistance with training of health care professionals. The scoping exercise included three phases of activity; Phase 1 (web search), Phase 2 (direct country contact) and Phase 3 (face to face exploratory meeting with selected countries).

  • Smoking-specific communication and children’s smoking onset: An extension of the theory of planned behaviour

    • 26 Sep 2012
    • Study (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Youth & Tobacco (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    The aim of this study was to test whether maternal smoking-specific communication and parental smoking related to smoking cognitions (i.e. attitude, self-efficacy and social norm) derived from the Theory of Planned Behaviour in association with smoking onset during preadolescence A positive association was found between pro-smoking attitudes and smoking onset. Smoking-specific communication and parental smoking were related to smoking cognitions.

  • Smoking During Consecutive Pregnancies Among Primiparous Women in the Population-Based Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study

    • 26 Sep 2012
    • Study (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Women & Tobacco (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    This study investigated changes in smoking behavior across pregnancies in a sample of 10,890 primiparous women participating in the prospective population-based Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). The study aimed to identify risk factors that may inhibit smoking cessation and promote smoking during a woman’s second pregnancy.The findings offer new and additional insight into modifiable risk factors that may help facilitate more targeted smoking cessation interventions for women at the highest risk.

  • How do impulsivity and education relate to smoking initiation and cessation among young adults?

    • 25 Sep 2012
    • Study (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Tobacco Dependence Treatment (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    This study examined the predictive value of impulsivity for starting and quitting smoking> It also examined whether education had an independent effect on smoking careers or moderated the impulsivity–smoking association.

  • REFRESH (Reducing Families’ Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in the Home): A Feasibility Study

    • 15 Jul 2012
    • Study (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Secondhand Smoke (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    Providing mothers who smoke with personalized measurements of their home’s indoor air quality appears to be a have a positive effect on reducing their children’s exposure to secondhand smoke. This study in the journal Tobacco Control suggests exploring the feasibility of a future large-scale trial using measurements of indoor air quality as part of a complex intervention to reduce children’s exposure to secondhand smoke.

  • Beliefs about the harms of long-term use of nicotine replacement therapy

    • 26 Jun 2012
    • Study (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Health Harms (TOPIC)
    • Europe (REGION)

    Previous research has shown that a substantial proportion of smokers believe that nicotine causes serious diseases such as cancer, possibly deterring the use of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for smoking cessation or smoking reduction. This study examined beliefs about the harms specifically from long-term use of NRT and associations between these and its use for smoking cessation and smoking reduction.Black A, Beard E., Brown J., Fidler J., West R. Beliefs about the harms of long-term use of nicotine replacement therapy: perceptions of smokers in England. Addiction 2012 May 28