Today the RCP pubishes Hiding in plain sight: Treating tobacco dependency in the NHS. The report addresses the harms and costs arising from smoking and argues for a new approach to treating patients' addiction:
"The report argues that existing models of delivering stop smoking services separately from mainstream NHS services, while successful in the past, may now not be the best approach. We argue that responsibility for treating smokers lies with the clinician who sees them, and that our NHS should be delivering default, opt-out, systematic interventions for all smokers at the point of service contact."
Read the report Hiding in plain sight: Treating tobacco dependency in the NHS