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
A high-protein diet could be as dangerous as smoking 20 cigarettes a day, a new study has found.
Women who have ever smoked during their childbearing years have a significantly higher chance of miscarriage, stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy, research suggests.
Smokers who believe their habit relieves stress and depression are mistaken, according to new research.
Thousands of patients with serious lung disease might have missed the chance of potentially life-saving early treatment because clinicians failed to spot their symptoms, claim UK researchers.
The number of adults smoking in England has fallen below 20% for the first time in probably 80 years, researchers have said.
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
“The equivalent of 20 classrooms-full of children take up smoking every day in the UK,” reports The Independent. This disturbing headline comes from estimates of the number of children between the ages of 11 and 15 who start smoking each day. The estimates are based on a major survey of secondary schoolchildren in England.