A new approach to treating tobacco dependence

Monday, November 19, 2018


PCRS has produced a pragmatic guide to diagnosing and managing tobacco dependence which calls for a new approach to treating smokers. 

This is motivated by the fact that the prevalence of smokers making contact with health services remains high but treatment is under utilised.

Although the number of UK adults who smoke has fallen in recent years, financial austerity and local authority budget cuts have reduced specialist stop smoking support in some areas. 

PCRS believes a new approach is now needed because smoking creates a heavy burden for people working in health services.

PCRS are seeking views on the draft document to ensure it meets the needs of healthcare professionals. To give feedback download the guide and share your thoughts via the consultation