Bedfordshire and Luton Joint Prescribing Committee
Ref: JPC Bulletin 287
Bulletin Date: 26/08/20
Review Date: February 2023
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and other novel nicotine containing products for tobacco dependence
To support the East of England Priorities Advisory Committee (EoEPAC) guidance statement and recommendations:-
- General practitioners should not prescribe e-cigarettes or other novel nicotine containing devices such as the Voke inhaler. If asked to prescribe them, they should either encourage self care or refer the patient to a locally commissioned smoking cessation service for treatment in line with current policy.
- Local decisions should be made around future prescribing of e-cigarettes and other novel nicotine containing devices only after their place in therapy has been fully established and formulary processes have been followed.