Smoking cessation
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Smoking cessation

Wendy Preston Head of nursing practice, RCN, London, England

The health burden of smoking tobacco is well documented and it is known to kill more than half its users. Nurses have a pivotal role in promoting smoking cessation and this is going to be even more important in the current financial climate because of the economic burden placed on health and social care.

This article will discuss integrating brief intervention advice into clinical practice, and provide useful training resources that are available to upskill nurses and other healthcare professionals. It will explain smoking cessation treatment and outline the support required to help people successfully quit.

Primary Health Care. 27, 8, 35-42. doi: 10.7748/phc.2017.e1283


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This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict of interest

None declared

This article has been funded by Pfizer. Pfizer has had no editorial input to the content but has reviewed for technical accuracy


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Received: 22 February 2017

Accepted: 05 July 2017

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