Smoking Cessation Nursing
News and practice for smoking cessation nurses
Drugs used to treat common conditions can adversely affect bone health. Nurses need to be aware of the risks and prevention strategies
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
Mothers who smoke during pregnancy could damage the future fertility of their sons, a new Australian study suggests.
Long hours in a low-status job can increase diabetes risk by almost a third, research has shown.
Health officials should run an “it’s never too late” campaign to make the public aware of lifestyle changes they could make to help stave off dementia, a new report suggests.
Health officials should be prepared for an increasing number of children accidentally exposed to concentrated nicotine thanks to the rising use of e-cigarettes, doctors have said.
Tens of thousands of lives could be saved every year if all British smokers switched from cigarettes to e-cigarettes, experts have said.
The World Health Organisation has recently said that electronic cigarettes should face greater restrictions on their use, sale and promotion.
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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.
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“E-cigarettes could lead to using cocaine and cannabis scientists say,” the Daily Mirror reports.