Stopping smoking is the single most important thing smokers can do to improve their current and future health.

Behavioural support and medications for smoking cessation are some of the most cost-effective interventions available to the health service. This HSJ Smoking Cessation supplement is timely, although the content could not have been predicted 10 years ago.

It was in 1998 that the Smoking Kills white paper announced the government’s intention to reduce the health and economic burden of smoking, and set targets for reducing prevalence. One measure was the creation of NHS stop smoking services, the world’s first national smoking cessation programme.

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