Smoking and tobacco: applying All Our Health

Evidence and guidance to help healthcare professionals integrate treatment for tobacco dependency into routine clinical care.



This guide is part of the All Our Health framework, a resource which helps health professionals prevent ill health and promote wellbeing as part of their everyday practice.

The information will help healthcare professionals:

  • understand the specific activities and interventions that support a smoker to quit
  • access training resources to support learning and further develop skills in motivating and supporting smokers to quit
  • think about the locally available resources and services available that can help people quit smoking
Published 1 April 2015
Last updated 5 April 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated ‘NICE guidance and quality standards’ section to reflect changes in guidance on smoking and tobacco following a public consultation. In the ‘Stop smoking aids’ section, updated content on e-cigarettes (vapes) to reflect new NICE guidance. Updated ‘Professional resources and tools’ section to include new guidance from NCSCT for stop smoking services, on making e-cigarettes available.

  2. Added information about the All Our Health: Smoking and Tobacco e-learning module and updated links with the latest research.

  3. Added smoking as the leading cause of preventable illness and updated statistic for smokers living with smoking-related illness (in section 3).

  4. Added link to e-learning session.

  5. Removed link to discontinued 'NICE return on investment tool'.

  6. Updated advice on tackling the harm from smoking and tobacco.

  7. Updated measuring outcomes section to add links to Everyday Interactions measuring impact toolkit, and smoking and tobacco impact pathway.

  8. First published.