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