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Stop smoking services in England – response to the Covid-19 pandemic

 

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Stop smoking services in England – response to the Covid-19 pandemic

This report, written in partnership with Cancer Research UK, examines the performance of stop smoking services in England during the Covid-19 pandemic.

It finds that the Covid-19 pandemic forced local authorities to reconfigure their stop smoking services at an unprecedented speed. Many found that smokers welcomed remote methods of engagement such as telephone consultations. The impact of the pandemic on the NHS meant that NHS providers of stop smoking support could no longer offer the same level of support. Many specialist stop smoking services and lifestyle services were able to pick up the demand that could not be met in primary care. More…..