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Issue details

Stop Smoking Support and the provision of Pharmacotherapy's

Purpose of Report: To present two options to providing free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) . Option one is to provide this to pregnant women for a total of 12 weeks. Option two is to provide free NRT to pregnant women for 12 weeks (as option one) and to provide free NRT to those individuals who are seriously financially disadvantaged for the first 2 weeks of their supported quit attempt.

The Executive Member is asked to support and agree to option two detailed in the attached paper.


All people receiving free NRT will be supported in their attempt to stop smoking by the Smoking Advisers employed by City of York Council

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/06/2016

Decision due: 25/07/16 by Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health

Lead member: Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health

Lead director: Director of Public Health

Department: Directorate of Communities & Neighbourhoods

Contact: Philippa Press Email: philippa.press@york.gov.uk 01904 555756.

Consultation process

This report and the options contained within it have been developed as a result of the reduction in Public Health funding available and the requirement to offer a more targeted service aimed at those in most need. The two smoking advisers who TUPE’d into CYC on 1 April 2016, Community midwives and the CCG have all be part of the decision making process.

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