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Pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation

Smoking continues to be the leading preventable cause of illness and premature death in Wales. Smoking cessation interventions are a cost-effective way of reducing ill health and preventing premature death, and the use of pharmacotherapy alongside support for behavioural change can improve quit rates significantly. This guide supports the appropriate prescribing and supply of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy in NHS Wales for smokers who are motivated to quit. Phased prescribing and supply is promoted to more closely target the individual’s needs during their quit attempt and reduce the potential for wastage.

⇩ All Wales Guide: Pharmacotherapy for Smoking Cessation 534KB (PDF)

(February 2018)