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Public Health Guidance from NICE

The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published guidance on Smoking Cessation and Physical Activity.

This guidance is the first to be issued by NICE in a new category called Public Health Intervention Guidance. A quick reference guide for healthcare professionals is available for both topics.

The Smoking Cessation guidance recommends:

The Physical Activity guidance recommends:

Action: All healthcare professionals should be encouraging patients to undertake more physical activity and to stop smoking. This guidance makes clear recommendations about how this can be accomplished.