How we made the decision
We check our guidelines regularly to ensure they remain up to date. Two public health tobacco guidelines from the tobacco suite of guidelines underwent surveillance in 2015/2016:
Smoking: harm reduction (NICE guideline PH45)
Smoking: acute, maternity and mental health services (NICE guideline PH48)
Through the surveillance process it was recognised that there is considerable overlap across the suite of tobacco guidelines but also some potential gaps. As such, it was deemed important to also consider the previous review decisions for the entire portfolio of tobacco guidelines.
For details of the process and update decisions that are available, see ensuring that published guidelines are current and accurate in developing NICE guidelines: the manual.
This page was last updated: 31 March 2017