NHS Smokefree Pledge – further resources

NHS Smokefree Pledge: Resources

national policy & guidance

Published in February 2019, the NHS Long Term Plan sets out the NHS’s objectives and plans for the next ten years. The Implementation Framework provides further details on the intermediate actions to be delivered by NHS organisations. 

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Published in July 2017, the Department for Health’s Tobacco Control Plan for England sets out the Government’s ambitions for a smokefree generation, where 5% or less of the population smokes.

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A collation of public health and clinical guidance on smoking related issues.

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tools & resources

CLeaR tobacco control assessment

Guidance for local authorities, public health bodies and the NHS on using CLeaR ‘deep dive’ self-assessment tools to improve their tobacco control work on topics such as smoking and mental health and smoking and pregnancy

Smoking cessation quality improvement tool for hospitals

Includes training resources, presentations and return on investment tools, developed by the British Thoracic Society


The Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre, hosted by iPiP, developed BabyClear which has identified all the elements required to ensure all pregnant smokers are offered effective support

Training on Very Brief Advice (VBA) on smoking cessation

Freely available training by the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) including specialised modules for mental health and pregnancy

Making Every Contact Count

Tools and resources by Health Education England on Making Every Contact Count, including specific content on smoking cessation

Guidance on implementing Article 5.3 on contact with the Tobacco Industry

World Health Organization (WHO) guidance on implementing Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) regarding interaction with the tobacco industry

The logo of the Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group

Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group

Resources from the Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group

Mental Health & Smoking Partnership

Resources from the Mental Health and Smoking Partnership

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