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Public Health England, Turning Point. (2015) Improving smoking cessation in drug and alcohol treatment. Interim briefing on Turning Point’s PHE-supported smoking cessation pilots. London: Public Health England.

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Tobacco smoking is prevalent among drug and alcohol users, and contributes significantly to illness and death. Many people may recover from their drug or alcohol dependence only to later die of their continued and untreated tobacco dependence. Public Health England (PHE) is supporting improvements in smoking cessation (or reduction for those who cannot stop) in drug and alcohol treatment services.

Working with PHE and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM), Turning Point launched smoking cessation pilots in nine of its substance misuse services in late 2014. Although too early to see any evaluated outcomes from the pilots, this briefing summarises what Turning Point did to set them up in terms of implementing evidence-based interventions and processes, which might be of use to other drug and alcohol services considering introducing or expanding smoking cessation, and to their commissioners.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Date
August 2015
Pages
12 p.
Publisher
Public Health England
Corporate Creators
Public Health England, Turning Point
Place of Publication
London
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