This guideline covers stop smoking interventions and services delivered in primary care and community settings for everyone over the age of 12. It aims to ensure that everyone who smokes is advised and encouraged to stop and given the support they need. It emphasises the importance of targeting vulnerable groups who find smoking cessation hard or who smoke a lot.
This guideline includes recommendations on:
NICE worked with Public Health England to develop this guidance.
This guideline updates and replaces NICE guidelines PH1 (March 2006) and PH10 (February 2008).