Since March 2020, stop smoking services (SSS) have admirably maintained service delivery in response to the challenges of COVID-19 by adapting to remote smoking cessation consultations and maintaining provision of stop smoking medication. CO monitoring was paused across all stop smoking interventions as a consequence.
Face-to-face behavioural support
Behavioural stop smoking support may now be resumed in person, face-to-face, by following government COVID-19 guidance. This is in line with the resumption of other public health interventions, including drug and alcohol support and treatment by community healthcare providers.