Smoking cessation: practical resources for health professionals

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We have created a central resources hub for Health Professionals which hosts all of our CRUK resources and further materials to help with managing the pandemic. We are updating the information as guidance changes. There is also a page specifically for patients on our about cancer hub.

Health Professional COVID-19 and Cancer Hub

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Complete your e-learning

30-min CPD e-learning on the essentials of smoking cessation & how to deliver effective VBA to promote behaviour change (free to register).

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COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect people's lungs and airways. Emerging evidence suggest people who smoke are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 infection. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the #QuitforCovid campaign was launched early 2020. Continue to have supportive discussions with patients about how to stop smoking, referr to stop smoking services where available and provide prescription medication. 

Primary health professionals play an important role in smoking cessation because you are ideally placed to advise people how to quit and about the support options available to them. 

Explore the evidence, complete the training and find practical tools and resources to support your patient conversations.

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