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Smoking Cessation Nursing

News and practice for smoking cessation nurses

One result showed acupuncture was less effective than nicotine replacement therapy

Acupuncture and related interventions for smoking Subscription Required

Evidence that acupuncture or related techniques increase the success rate in smoking cessation is inconsistent. We look at a study measuring its effectiveness.

Patients should be referred to an ophthalmic unit in cases of suspected cataracts

Nurses' role in early detection of cataracts Subscription Required

By looking for early signs of cataracts when conducting holistic patient assessments, nurses can help affected patients manage any loss of vision until surgery is appropriate.

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

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Midwives campaign for smokers to stay clear of hospital exits

Maternity staff and patients at James Cook University Hospital on Teesside have launched an initiative to encourage smokers to “rethink their habits” and avoid smoking by main entrances and exits.

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Public Health England

E-cigarettes could be public health ‘game changer’

Electronic cigarettes are significantly less harmful to health than tobacco and have the potential to be a ‘game changer’ in helping smokers quit, a review of the available evidence by experts has concluded.

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London 'will suffer most' from £200m public health cuts

The Royal College of Nursing has criticised the government’s proposal to apply a blanket 6.2% reduction to all local councils to achieve £200m public health savings next year, warning it would disproportionately hit residents in the capital.

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Worst local areas for teenage smokers revealed by new data

Smoking among 15-year-olds is worst in Brighton and Hove, Richmond upon Thames, Torbay, Blackpool and East Sussex compared with the rest of England, according to new official data.

Drug users and smokers most at risk of opioid addiction

A quarter of patients prescribed opioids for the first time end up progressing to longer-term prescriptions, according to US researchers. Archive

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The physiological effects of smoking on the respiratory system Subscription Required

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.

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Does red meat affect male fertility?

Does red meat affect male fertility?

“Want to be a dad? Cut out sausages and eat chicken,” the Daily Mail reports, prompted by the findings of a recent study into diet and fertility outcomes for couples undergoing fertility treatment.



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