UK's Royal College of GP's Position Statement

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  1. Donna

    Donna Senior Member

    Jun 10, 2015


    The RCGP, in line with recommendations from PHE , recommends that:

    1. GPs provide advice on the relative risks of smoking and e-cigarette use, and provide effective referral routes into stop smoking services.

    2. GPs engage actively with smokers who want to quit with the help of e-cigarettes.

    3. Where a patient wants to quit smoking, and has not succeeded with other options, GPs should recommend and support the use of ENDS.

    4. GPs recognise ENDS offer a wide reaching, low-cost intervention to reduce smoking (especially deprived groups in society and those with poor mental health, both having elevated rates of smoking).

    5. All GPs encourage smokers who want to use e-cigarettes as an aid to quit smoking to seek the support of local stop smoking services.

    For further reading about Electronic Cigarettes, please see Cancer Research UK's briefing, and Q&A sheet, and a handy infographic regarding successful ways of stopping smoking.

    If you are interested in reading more, please take some time to explore the Primary Care Cancer toolkit."

    Click on the link to read the whole document.
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