Services Database Smoking Cessation Service

Service ID



A stop smoking support run by the pharmacy team.

Young people (under 25) are excluded from the service and should be referred to the West Sussex Specialist Smoking Cessation Service Provider.

A minimum of two contacts with the pharmacy stop smoking advisor are necessary: one initial assessment to set a quit date and a second contact 4 weeks post the agreed quit date to assess the service user’s status.

Location of service

West Sussex LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Stop smoking

Other organisations involved


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Pharmacy contractors need to ensure that their staff have received appropriate level 1 and/or level 2 training to support quit attempts in their settings.

Training is provided by the West Sussex Specialist Stop Smoking Service Provider and in accordance with the National Centre for Smoking Cessation Training (NCSCT) standards.

Staff should attend periodic update and training sessions provided or recommended by West Sussex Specialist Stop Smoking Service: one member of the pharmacy staff is to attend an update training course every year and cascade to colleagues in the pharmacy team.