NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of recommendations, and are designed to support the measurement of improvement.

This quality standard covers smoking cessation, which includes support for people to stop smoking and for people accessing smoking cessation services.

It was previously called smoking cessation: supporting people to stop smoking.

July 2015: This quality standard was checked in July 2015 to see if it needed updating because stop smoking services (NICE guideline PH10) which is one of the development sources for this quality standard, was updated. It was decided that no changes were needed to the quality standard.