NICE NG209 Tobacco: preventing uptake, promoting quitting and treating dependence
NICE have released new recommendations on treating tobacco dependence in pregnant women as part of their NICE NG209 guideline. This reduces the number of carbon monoxide tests for women with low readings and no history of smoking.
This NICE guideline also provides details on supporting people aged 12 and over to stop smoking, or to reduce harm from it if they are not ready to stop in one go. In total, the guideline makes 23 recommendations and brings together and updates all NICE’s previous guidelines on using tobacco, including smokeless tobacco.
As well as preventing children, young people, and young adults aged under 25 from taking up smoking, it also covers nicotine replacement therapy and e-cigarettes as ways to help people stop smoking or reduce their harm from smoking.
Full details of the NICE NG209 Guideline are available on the NICE website.
Ashtons also provides support to our healthcare clients regarding smoking cessation and the management of nicotine withdrawal. If you’re a healthcare professional and would like some additional guidance, please speak to your Visiting Pharmacist or contact us to speak to one of Medical Information Pharmacists.