Smoking is one of the biggest causes of death and illness in the UK.

Every year around 100,000 people in the UK die from smoking, with many more living with debilitating smoking-related illnesses. 1

How does the smoking cessation service work?

The smoking cessation service is a behavioural nudge service to help citizens stop smoking.

Citizens can be contacted via either SMS, automated telephone call, online or app.

Citizens are asked if they are a smoker, non smoker or used to smoke. Depending on the response, the citizen is sent advice to stop smoking or a thank you message. A read code is generated and the patient’s smoking status is updated in the GP record.

The service enables GPs to keep an up to date list of smokers and direct them to the most appropriate stop smoking support.

The smoking cessation service is a behavioural nudge service to help citizens stop smoking.