The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence has published new guidance for the month of February 2010.
There is one guidance document that has an impact in primary care. Public health guidance has been published regarding school-based interventions to prevent the uptake of smoking among children.
This guidance recommends that information on smoking is integrated into the school curriculum, smoking policies should support both prevention and stop smoking activities and that these activities are coordinated with outside agencies.
Action: Clinicians should be aware of this guidance and support local activities where appropriate.