We must do more to help people quit smoking and ensure everyone gets the care they need. 

The poorest people are times more likely to smoke than those living in the least deprived areas. This level of inequality isn't fair. Everyone who wants to quit should be able to use a stop smoking service that caters to them. Getting specialist support alongside medication is the most effective way to quit smoking.

We need funding for local stop smoking services.

Smoking: very brief advice

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What this page will tell you

This page will provide evidence and informat

This page will provide evidence and information on the rollout of training to enable all health care professionals to deliver very brief advice on quitting smoking. It will monitor the progress of the Taskforce recommendation for:  

All health care professionals to be trained in offering very brief advice on smoking cessation 

This will be measured through the following measures of success: 

  • A year-on-year increase in the number of health care professionals trained to provide very brief advice on smoking cessation.