Smoking Cessation Nursing
News and practice for smoking cessation nurses
E-cigarettes are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to smoking. However, it is still not clear whether they are a safe and effective way of quitting
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says hospitals have a duty of care to help all patients who smoke to stop and has issued guidance on this
Hospital nurses are ideally placed to advise those with long-term conditions on smoking cessation and the effects this can have on their condition and treatment
Discussing passive smoking with parents is not always easy. A tool has been developed to equip nurses with the knowledge and confidence to tackle the issue
A care bundle for patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease enabled nurses to improve the care pathway and reduce readmissions
Preterm births and cases of children attending hospital with asthma have fallen dramatically since laws banning smoking in public places and workplaces were introduced in Europe and North America.
Lung cancer rates have soared among women over the past four decades, but are now declining among men, new figures show.
Smoking increases the risk of breast cancer in older women by almost a fifth, latest US research has suggested.
People are more likely to change their lifestyle and adopt healthy behaviours when offered a small financial incentive, research has concluded.
A high-protein diet could be as dangerous as smoking 20 cigarettes a day, a new study has found.
Raising concerns about passive smoking with parents is not easy but the task will often fall to healthcare professionals. How can we help our children?
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Smoking causes fatal diseases to develop in many parts of the body including cancers of the upper and lower respiratory tracts (mouth, nasopharynx, larynx, and lung), the oesophagus, and the kidney.
Behind the Headlines
“Laws banning smoking in public places have had a positive impact on child health,” BBC News reports. Researchers found lower rates of preterm births and childhood severe asthma cases after the introduction of smoke-free laws.