Promoting health: a smoking cessation case study
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Promoting health: a smoking cessation case study

Maeve Keane Nursing student, University of Leeds
Gill Coverdale Lecturer, Public health and primary care, University of Leeds

This article describes the health promotion activity that took place between a nursing student and a male patient to address his expressed wish to stop smoking. Health promotion is defined and the social influences that affect health are identified. Health promotion and smoking cessation are then discussed within the context of national and local policy.

Nursing Standard. 26, 4,35-40. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.09.26.4.35.c8732

Correspondence

g.e.coverdale@leeds.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review