Implementing smoking cessation in hospitals

Key opinion leaders discuss the medicalisation of smoking, the changing environment in the UK, tools required to support patients through smoking cessation and the role of pharmacotherapy
Between 4mins and 13mins each

Hosted by Noel Baxter, GP and clinical commissioner for NHS Southwark and chair elect for the Primary Care Respiratory Society UK (PCRS-UK).


Matthew Evison - Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Greater Manchester

Gareth Jones - Consultant Respiratory Physician, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

1. Medicalising smoking: Is tobacco addiction a disease? Matthew Evison explains the burden of this disease in the UK.

2. The Changing Environment of smoking cessation in the UK:  Gareth Jones explains how the landscape of smoking cessation has changed over the last few years and what impact hospitals can make on the patients’ health by supporting them to quit, while releasing much needed efficiencies in the system.

3. Transforming Tobacco Addiction: Matthew Evison explains what you need to support patients through smoking cessation in a hospital setting including the right pathways and systems.

4. The role of Pharmacotherapy – Matthew and Gareth explain the NICE evidenced treatment options for hospital patients.


PP-CHM-GBR-2706.  April 2019