Smoking

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd January 2019.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support local stop smoking services which encourage smokers to transition to vaping.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Public Health England (PHE) recommends that all local stop smoking services in England should offer support to smokers who want to use an e-cigarette to stop smoking.

PHE commissions the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training to produce free online training for healthcare professionals, a briefing for services and a guide for services on working with e-cigarette retailers. These materials are available to view at the following link:

http://www.ncsct.co.uk/

The PHE ‘E-cigarettes and heated tobacco products: evidence review’ can be viewed at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/e-cigarettes-and-heated-tobacco-products-evidence-review

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