This quality standard covers support for people to stop smoking. It includes referral to stop smoking services and treatments to help people to stop smoking. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It does not cover reducing and preventing smoking or harm-reduction approaches to smoking, which are covered in NICE’s quality standards for smoking: reducing and preventing tobacco use and smoking: harm reduction.

Keeping quality standards up to date

We checked this quality standard in 2017. The source guidance on smoking cessation interventions and services is being updated and we are assessing what changes will need to be made to the quality standard.

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