Quality standard

Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 People are asked if they use tobacco at key points of contact with a health or social care professional. [2013, updated 2022]

Statement 2 People who use tobacco receive advice on quitting. [2013, updated 2022]

Statement 3 People who want to stop using tobacco are offered tobacco cessation support and treatment by a healthcare professional. [2013, updated 2022]

Statement 4 People who do not want, or are not ready, to stop using tobacco in one go receive support to adopt a harm-reduction approach. [2015, updated 2022]

Statement 5 People who smoke receive treatment to stop smoking on admission to hospital. [new 2022]

In 2022 the quality standards on smoking: supporting people to stop, and smoking: harm reduction were updated and combined. Statements prioritised in 2013 and 2015 were updated [2013, updated 2022][2015, updated 2022] or replaced [new 2022]. For more information, see update information.

The previous versions of the quality standards for smoking: supporting people to stop and smoking: harm reduction are available as pdfs.