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NICE's formal guidance on brief interventions and referral for smoking cessation.

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An excel spreadsheet containing adult (18+) smoking prevalence data collected via the Integrated Household Survey at local authority district level. Trend data is provided as well as comparing smoking prevalence rates within the routine and manual group.

This is the Smoking JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Behaviour and Access to Services section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.


  • Smoking prevalence is higher in Bolton men than Bolton women;
  • From modelled estimates, Bolton's smoking prevalence is lower than is average for the Greater Manchester conurbation;
  • Since 2001 smoking prevalence has been reducing in Bolton for both genders, but the reduction between 2007 and 2010 is less than that between 2001 and 2007;
  • The most deprived and quintile 2 have the highest prevalence;
  • The White Other, White British, and Asian Pakistani ethnic groups have the highest smoking rates locally;
  • Bolton's disabled and LGB groups have very high smoking prevalence's.

 The Medicine for Managers briefings are succinct profiles of particular diseases or conditions compiled by Dr Paul Lambden for They provide a useful overview of the disease, with an explanation of the causes and possible treatments, as well as epidemiological information. This briefing centres on smoking and the associated diseases.

This research contains key findings about how young people view tobacco use in the entertainment media, and also their views on brand and pack design. Whilst there is a considerable body of academic evidence around each of these issues, it is equally important that we explore these with young people and that we listen to their feedback. At the end of the report you will find Tobacco Free Futures’ response to the research findings.

This brief report provides evidence on the health needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual communities using a variety of sources of information. It also highlights the key indicators, relevant to such population groups, contained within the Public Health and Adult Social care Outcomes Frameworks. Key issues include: smoking; mental health; sexual health; substannce misuse.

This is the latest Tobacco Control Profile for Bolton, produced by the London Health Observatory. The profile brings together a range of tobacco related health indicators for the purposes of benchmarking with regional and national comparators.

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This guidance is for NHS and other commissioners, managers and practitioners who have a direct or indirect role in, and responsibility for, helping women to stop smoking when pregnant and following childbirth. This includes those working in: local authorities,education and the wider public, private, voluntary and community sectors.

It may also be of interest to women who:

  • are planning a pregnancy
  • are pregnant
  • have an infant aged up to 12 months (as well as their partners and families and other members of the public).

NICE says all pregnant women who smoke – and all those who are planning a pregnancy or who have an infant aged under 12 months – should be referred for help to quit smoking.

The eight recommendations include advice on:

  • How NHS professionals and others working in the public, community and voluntary sectors can identify women (including teenagers) who smoke when they attend an appointment or meeting.
  • How to refer them to NHS Stop Smoking Services (or the equivalent).
  • How NHS Stop Smoking Services staff (and staff from equivalent, non-NHS services) should contact and support all women who have been referred for help.
  • How to help their partners or ‘significant others’ who smoke.
  • When and how nicotine replacement therapy and other pharmacological support should be offered.
  • Training for professionals.

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This guidance is for all those responsible for preventing the uptake of smoking by children and young people aged under 19. This includes those working in the NHS, local authorities, education and the wider public, private, voluntary and community sectors. It may also be of interest to children and young people, their parents or carers and other members of the public.

For the purposes of this guidance, ‘schools’ includes ‘extended schools’ (where childcare or informal education is provided outside school hours), pupil referral units, secure training and local authority secure units. It also includes further education colleges.

The five recommendations include the following advice:

  • The smoking policy should support both prevention and stop smoking activities and should apply to everyone using the premises (including the grounds).
  • Information on smoking should be integrated into the curriculum. For example, classroom discussions could be relevant when teaching biology, chemistry, citizenship and maths.
  • Anti-smoking activities should be delivered as part of personal, social, health and economic (PHSE) and other activities related to Healthy Schools or Healthy Further Education status.
  • Anti-smoking activities should aim to develop decision-making skills and include strategies for enhancing self-esteem. Parents and carers should be encouraged to get involved and students could be trained to lead some of these programmes.
  • All staff involved in smoking prevention should be trained to do so.
  • Educational establishments should work in partnership with outside agencies to design, deliver, monitor and evaluate smoking prevention activities.

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This Tobacco Control Plan sets out what the Government will do to support efforts to reduce tobacco use over the next five years, within the context of the new public health system. It aims to promote comprehensive and evidence-based tobacco control in local communities. The plan is built around the six strands of comprehensive tobacco control that are recognised internationally.

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