Recommendation ID

Carbon monoxide monitoring:- What is the validity of different thresholds of carbon monoxide in exhaled breath as markers of quitting, based on diagnostic review and modelling?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- Recommended thresholds for showing that a person has stopped smoking vary depending on factors such as the measurement method, the target population, when the guidance was developed and manufacturer recommendations. Being around other smokers or in areas with heavily polluted air can influence the accuracy of the results. It is important to have valid markers of abstinence to
monitor the success of interventions.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Stop smoking interventions and services
Date issued
March 2018

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/03/2018