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Quality Standards for the Delivery of Specialist Stop Smoking Services in Northern Ireland September 2011

Creator:

Public Health Agency

Subject Keywords: Smoking cessation, Tobacco, Pharmacy, Community
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Conditions
Cancer
Chronic Conditions
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Report
Type: Report
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

Cigarette smoking is the major cause of preventable ill health in Northern Ireland. It accounts for 2400 premature deaths every year. Fifty percent or one in every two smokers will die prematurely due to their addiction; many will suffer chronic ill health and poor quality of life before their death (DHSSPS, 2007; ASH, 2008). Approximately 340,000 people smoke in Northern Ireland or 24% of the population over 16yrs. The Public Health Agency (PHA) commissions specialist stop smoking services across Northern Ireland. It has enabled the establishment of specialist stop smoking services in a range of settings including GP practices, pharmacies, hospitals and community settings. Tobacco control activities are overseen locally by the PHA's Tobacco Control Groups. The multi-agency groups oversee and advise on tobacco control initiatives.All stop smoking services are required to comply with the requirements of 18 standards. This report highlights the standards.

Date:

08/07/2012

DOI:

10.14655/6744-213824

Rights: © Public
Suggested citation:

Public Health Agency. (2012) Quality Standards for the Delivery of Specialist Stop Smoking Services in Northern Ireland September 2011 [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/213824 [Accessed: 21st September 2019].

  

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