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Smoking Cessation Nursing

News and practice for smoking cessation nurses

Patients can be shown how to improve their health during routine appointments

Building brief intervention into your everyday work Subscription Required

All frontline nursing staff can incorporate brief behaviour change interventions into their clinical practice to reduce patients’ risk of long-term conditions.

Staff must be competent identifying and assessing patients at greatest risk of harm

The role of nurse leaders in improving health

Senior nurse leaders have an important role to play in improving the health of patients and staff through the delivery of behaviour change interventions.

How common medicines can affect bone health

How common medicines can affect bone health Subscription Required

Drugs used to treat common conditions can adversely affect bone health. Nurses need to be aware of the risks and prevention strategies

Are e-cigarettes a safer alternative to smoking?

Are e-cigarettes a safer alternative to smoking? Subscription Required

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

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Hospitals’ duty of care in smoking cessation

Hospitals’ duty of care in smoking cessation

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

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Nurse diagnosis aided by app that supports evidence-based decisions

Smartphones and tablets “may hold the key” to helping more nurses to broach sensitive health issues like obesity, smoking, and depression with patients, claim US researchers.

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Financial incentives could prompt smoking cessation in pregnant women

Financial incentives could prompt smoking cessation in pregnant women

Pregnant women are more likely to quit smoking if financial rewards are offered as part of a treatment plan, according to new research.

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Early trial results on 'e-cigarettes' encouraging, say reviewers

Emerging evidence suggests that electronic cigarettes are effective for helping people quit or reduce their smoking, according to a Cochrane review.

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Survey: Nurses' wellbeing still needs more attention

The NHS is still failing to attach enough importance to the health and wellbeing of its nursing workforce, but the picture is improving, according to results from our latest annual survey.


Give smokers 'more help to quit' while in hospital, say specialists

Trusts are being urged to do more to follow national guidance and help patients quit smoking while they are in hospital, in the wake of new research on its efficacy.



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