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NICE consultation - Tobacco: preventing uptake, promoting quitting and treating dependence

02 July 2021

This guideline covers support to stop smoking for everyone aged 12 and over, and help to reduce people's harm from smoking if they are not ready to stop in one go.

It also covers ways to prevent children, young people and young adults aged 24 and under from taking up smoking.

The guideline brings together and updates all NICE's previous guidelines on using tobacco, including smokeless tobacco.

It covers nicotine replacement therapy and e-cigarettes, but does not cover using tobacco products such as 'heat not burn' tobacco to help people stop smoking or reduce their harm from smoking.

NICE have reviewed the evidence on preventing uptake of smoking, promoting quitting, treating tobacco dependence, and policy, strategy and commissioning.

We are invited to comment on the new and updated recommendations.

Getting Involved

If you are interested in contributing to this, please submit your comments using the response form below to [email protected]

The deadline for commenting is the end of play on Thursday 15 July.

Please note:

  • The society will only produce ONE response to any consultation.
  • Any response that goes under the society logo MUST be signed off by the relevant Board Chair and Branch Chair in the case of Devolved Nations.
  • Responses on behalf of particular Divisions / Faculties / Member Networks are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Please do refer to the British Psychological Society Consultation Processes document which is attached before writing and sending any comments
  • Please ensure that all comments are based on Published Evidence and not solely on clinical opinion


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