Smoking Cessation

Author: Sarah Hepworth, Health Improvement Principle, Sheffield City Council

Date published: November 2018

Date to review: November 2021

A new Stop Smoking Service model has been in place since 1st of October 2017. Stop Smoking Services are widely available across the city at various locations, with a range of support options including face to face, telephone, and text support. Relevant documents have been included for reference below which you can download including the referral pathway.

Evidence shows clients are 4x more likely to quit successfully via the specialist service than by using pharmacotherapy alone. In line with NICE guidance a 12 week programme of behavioural support is delivered for the highest smoking prevalence groups and 12 weeks of pharmacology to ensure they have the best chance of achieving success.

Pregnant women can also access behavioural support via the Specialist Midwifery Stop Smoking Service who can be contacted on 0114 2265627. Women can be seen in clinic, children centres or their own home. This service will request prescriptions of NRT for pregnant women who attend the service via a GP request letter.

The Tobacco Control Strategy 2017, focuses on delivering more policy and prevention alongside traditional service provision and marketing and communication campaigns. Services focus on screening (to identify smokers), prevention (stopping starting and stopping illegal tobacco sales), cessation, and harm reduction and policy change (Smokefree Sheffield - Hospitals, Universities SCC). The local delivery model and Tobacco Control Strategy is attached below.

The e-cigarette policy position statement is also attached below for information which outlines the approach to vaping in Sheffield.

Information about the tobacco control programme can be found here

To download any of the documents below, click the arrow next to the document