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Smoking Cessation

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MHRA updates guidance on licensing e-cigarettes

DHSS press release leads to media reports that UK could be the first country in the world to prescribe medicinally licensed e-cigarettes

Study finds rise in young adult smokers and drinkers during first lockdown

There was a 25 per cent increase in 18 to 34-year-old smokers in England.

E-cig loophole puts minors at risk, Government told

A charity criticises the government for failing to close a loophole allowing companies to hand out free e-cigarettes to under-18s. 

Raise tobacco age restriction to 21, charity tells Government

A leading charity has called on the government to raise the age for tobacco sales to 21. 

Pandemic sees dramatic rise in stress-related smoking

Half of smokers are stress-smoking more since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the latest research from Mintel.

Quit smoking to improve mental health, urges charity

Smokers who quit for six weeks or more are happier and have better mental health than those who carry on smoking, new research shows. 

Campaign launched to address dangers of air pollution

The British Lung Foundation and Perrigo have launched a campaign to address air pollution.

Smoking cessation transfer of care pilot underway in Oldham

An Oldham pilot is allowing hospitals to test the referral of patients to community pharmacies to continue stop smoking treatment begun in hospital.

ASH releases film to help smokers quit

Pharmacy teams can direct those thinking about quitting smoking to a new film, commissioned by Southend Borough Council.

Covid has sparked healthier behaviours, reveals study

Eight in 10 adults have changed their lifestyle and seven in 10 said Covid motivated them to live healthier lives.

Look beyond NRT to help more smokers

Louise Ross of the New Nicotine Alliance says professionals should not close off new options for smokers

Long way to a smoke-free 2030

Options increasing but a long way to go to a smoke-free future

Nurses and psychiatrists lack training to help patients quit smoking

Mental health nurses and psychiatrists are not being trained adequately to help patients give up smoking, says a charity.   

Smoking cessation prescriptions fell over 1.5m in a decade

The number of smoking cessation items dispensed in England fell by over 1.5 million over a decade.

The role of pharmacy in tobacco harm reduction

In an effort to accelerate the decline in smoking prevalence and smoking-related population harm, the tobacco harm reduction approach has been increasingly recognised by public health organisations. 

Stoptober returns for 2020

Stoptober 2020 returns for the ninth year with the aim of encouraging smokers to quit for the month of October and for life.

Where next for vape?

A BBC report in February that there had been two deaths potentially relating to vape products in the UK over the last year is clearly not in pandemic territory. However, it is concerning – not least because of our lack of knowledge about the specific cause of the problem.

Smokers at greater risk of Covid-19 says Government

Tobacco smokers "generally have an increased risk of contracting respiratory infections such as COVID-19" says the Government.

Covid-19: Remote IP smoking service launched in Kent

A digital remote smoking cessation service involving independent prescribers has been launched in Kent.

Menthol ban may prompt smokers to seek quit advice

Up to 450,000 smokers may be seeking support to quit for good on May 20, when a ban on menthol cigarettes comes into effect.

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