Treating tobacco dependency in the NHS

The report, Hiding in plain sight: Treating tobacco dependency in the NHS, is a comprehensive analysis of the impact of smoking on the NHS and includes detailed recommendations for steps the NHS should take to address this impact. The report includes new findings on:

  • The cost of smoking to the NHS – broken down by many different diseases and conditions
  • Impact on smoking on child health, mental health and pregnancy
  • Impact of NHS employees smoking

The report calls for much greater action within the NHS to tackle smoking.