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Electronic-cigarettes (e-cigarettes)

Indication

To relieve and/or prevent withdrawal symptoms and reduce the cravings associated with tobacco dependence

Please note: eVoke and Voke are different products. For Voke see separate entry

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Brand:

e-Voke ®

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Commissioning responsibility:

CCG

PbR excluded:

No

BNF chapter:
Central nervous system

Background

Due to the lack of data demonstrating the benefits of using the e‑Voke® devices, e‑Cigarettes are not recommended for prescribing by the Lancashire and South Cumbria Medicines Management Group.
Smoking Cessation Services, including those provided by community pharmacy, are commissioned by other agencies. The decision to use e‑cigarettes as part of these services is theirs alone. GPs should not be asked to prescribe e‑cigarette for patients as part of their service.
Prescribing in these circumstances could result in displacement of other treatments for which the CCG is the responsible commissioner. Patients presenting at GP surgeries requesting e‑cigarettes can be referred to local stop smoking services for advice and support.

Recommendation

LSCMMG Recommendation:

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Reason for decision:

Not recommended for prescribing on the NHS in Lancashire & South Cumbria

Decisions of Lancashire local decision making groups

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Pending
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Last Updated: 01 - Sep - 2016