Smoking

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has various leaflets on smoking.

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ASH - Action on Smoking and Health

A campaigning public health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco.

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ASH Scotland

A charity campaigning for effective tobacco control legislation in Scotland.

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ASH Wales

A leading voluntary organisation in Wales tackling tobacco use.

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Smoking and giving up

Information from Directgov.

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Smoking

Information from Health Challenge Wales.

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Brief interventions and referral for smoking cessation

A quick reference guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Workplace interventions to promote smoking cessation

A quick reference guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Smoking cessation - varenicline

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Preventing the uptake of smoking by children and young people

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Identifying and Supporting People Most at Risk of Dying Prematurely

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Can Stop Smoking

A website offering support to people who want to give up smoking.

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GASP

A one-stop-shop of over 500 public health, smoking education and tobacco control resources.

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No Smoking Day

An annual event with a persistent message, plus lots of information about how to give up smoking.

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QUIT

Charity dedicated to help you give up smoking. Includes a helpline number, and helpline numbers for various minority languages.

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Quit Clip

A new, innovative tool which allows the smoker to gradually reduce the amount of nicotine they inhale with each cigarette.

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Smokefree Action Coalition

A group of organisations committed to promoting public health with the objective of continuing to reduce the harm from tobacco by ensuring that an effective, fully funded comprehensive tobacco control strategy remains a central element of government health policy.

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Smokefree

NHS site packed with information and advice on stopping smoking.

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Smokers Helpline Wales

Provides free and confidential advice to help young people and adults who want to give up smoking.

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Stop Smoking Wales

A free, NHS service to help people quit smoking providing evidence-based advice and behavioural support for adult smokers who want to stop smoking.

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Smoking and Cancer

Information from Cancer Research UK.

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'Stop smoking' treatments

Information from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

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Medicine Guide for Nicotine Dependence

Information from emc Medicine Guides.

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Medicine Guide for Smoking Cessation

Information from emc Medicine Guides.

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Smoking (quitting)

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.