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Pilot Public-Private Partnership Programme on Smoking Cessation

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Smoking is harmful to health. Smokers need help and support to overcome tobacco dependence and to quit smoking. To complement existing smoking cessation services, the Department of Health (DH) launched the two-year Pilot Public-Private Partnership Programme on Smoking Cessation (SCPPP) in December 2017 to test a new model of free and opportunistic smoking cessation services provided by private primary care doctors. The pilot programme aims to improve access to smoking cessation service for smokers who may be hard to reach by other means.

Smokers under the care of doctors enrolled in the pilot programme receive free and fully-subsidised smoking cessation services which include assessment, identification of motivational factors and barriers to quit smoking, counselling with medication for smoking cessation if indicated.

Who may enrol

To join the SCPPP, you should:

Please click here to find a doctor enrolled in the SCPPP to help you to quit smoking.

Key steps of the SCPPP

  • Present original valid HKID Card or Certificate of Exemption
  • Registration in eHRSS and grant indefinite sharing consent to the doctor
  • Read and sign the Participant Consent Form including the Undertaking and Declarations, Statement of Purpose
First Consultation
  • Set the “Quit Day”Note 1
  • Discuss on follow-up arrangement
Second Consultation (within 26 weeks after Quit Day)
  • Confirm or amend the “Quit Day” (for once only)
Third or Fourth Consultation (within 26 weeks after Quit Day)
Follow-up Consultation at 26 weeks after Quit Day
Follow-up Consultation at 52 weeks after Quit Day
  • This follow-up consultation is optional and not subsidized

Please click here for the Participant Consent Form (Sample).

Note 1: “Quit Day” refers to the target day for the SCPPP participant to totally abstain from smoking, which is discussed and agreed between the enrolled doctor and the participant. It is subject to adjustment during the second consultation (for once only) if the actual quit day is different from the original quit day set in the first consultation.

Points to note

Other smoking cessation services and useful links

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