Stop Smoking Service

A Stop Smoking Service is a SERVICE.

A Stop Smoking Service is a SERVICE set up by a Primary Care Trust to help people give up smoking.

For a SERVICE to be designated as an NHS Stop Smoking Service requires that minimum quality standards should be met. To meet these minimum quality standards all advisers should:

The majority of Stop Smoking Services will operate broadly on the 'Maudsley' model of a clinic providing intensive support, usually on a group therapy basis, to the most dependent smokers. The Stop Smoking Service should also continue to be supplemented by a range of SERVICES in various settings in primary care, secondary care and the community.

Central monitoring of data regarding 52 week follow-up is no longer required however, follow-up at 52 week stage is still recommended as good practice to establish long-term success rates and this information should still be collected locally.

For further information on Stop Smoking Services, see the Department of Health part of the website at Stop Smoking Service: monitoring and guidance update.


This supporting information is also known by these names:
pluralStop Smoking Services