Resources

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.