UK Guidelines Quiz: Test Your Knowledge on Smoking Cessation

Tim Locke


June 01, 2018

Public Health England has commissioned research on the safety of e-cigarettes and has concluded that vaping is substantially less harmful to health than smoking. However, it is not risk-free, evidence is still developing, and the long-term impact of electronic cigarettes is not yet known.

However, if a patient is interested in buying e-cigarettes and using them to help quit smoking, the guideline advises informing them that many people have found them helpful in stopping smoking. Patients considering this approach should be told to stop smoking completely.

The guideline says evidence-based interventions should be made available for adults who smoke, including:

  • Individual and group behavioural support

  • Bupropion

  • Short and long acting nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)

  • Varenicline


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