This quality standard covers reducing and preventing tobacco use in adults, young people and children. It includes interventions to discourage people from taking up smoking, tobacco control strategies and smokefree policies. It is particularly relevant to local authorities, schools and colleges, employers and NHS service providers. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It does not cover support for people to stop smoking or harm-reduction approaches to smoking, which are covered by NICE’s quality standards for smoking: supporting people to stop and smoking: harm reduction.

Keeping quality standards up to date

We checked this quality standard in 2017. It was updated to ensure alignment with the updated source guidance on stop smoking interventions and services (NICE guideline NG92). 

Next review: August 2018

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How we develop NICE quality standards