Smoking Cessation Service

This service was nationally commissioned in March 2022. Locally our Trusts will begin to refer patients from Summer 2023.

From early August 2023 there will be ‘soft launch’ of the service from Papworth Hospital and then a full launch from Papworth and NWAFT (Peterborough and Hinchingbrooke hospitals) in October 2023.

Referrals will be sent to pharmacies via PharmOutcomes, they have produced a training video you might find helpful – Pinnacle Media (

If you need to signpost patients to the locally commissioned stop smoking service you can find details on the Healthy You website РStop Smoking РHealthy You or they can call 0333 005 0093 

Presentation from our Community Pharmacy Update Event held 19th September 2023 – NHS Advanced Smoking Cessation Update

Patients on a small number number of drugs that have a clinically significant interaction with tobacco smoking may require dose adjustments or increased monitoring when their smoking habits change:
Drug Interactions with Tobacco Smoking FINAL July 2021 – Approved
Smoking and drugs V2 Patients interaction poster

More information and resources for this service can be found on the CPE website – Smoking Cessation Service (SCS) – Community Pharmacy England (