The nurse’s role in promoting smoking cessation
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The nurse’s role in promoting smoking cessation

Sandra Wilkinson Policy communications manager, Department of Health, London
Joanne Locker Regional liaison manager, Department of Health, London
Janet Whybrow Senior policy manager, Department of Health, London
Jennifer Percival RCN Tobacco Education Project Manager, Health Development Agency, London
Lesley Owen Senior public health adviser, Health Development Agency, London

In this article the authors discuss strategies to help patients stop smoking – the greatest cause of preventable illness and premature death in the UK. They outline the various products and local support services available for patients.

Nursing Standard. 19, 14,45-52. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.12.19.14.45.c3778