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Mental Health and Smoking Partnership recommendations for the Tobacco Control Plan for England 2021

Mental Health and Smoking Partnership
May 2021
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This report from the Mental Health & Smoking Partnership sets out the action needed to achieve the Government’s smokefree 2030 ambition for people with mental health conditions. This includes:

  • Setting intermediate targets to reduce smoking prevalence among people with mental health conditions
  • Expanding access to stop smoking medications and other aids to quitting
  • Improving support in community and inpatient mental health settings
  • Supporting smokers who access IAPT services to quit smoking
    Implementing a targeted approach to addressing smoking among vulnerable people with co-occurring high rates of smoking and poor mental health, such as smokers who misuse drugs or alcohol
  • Reaching all smokers with messages that quitting can improve their mental health