Smoking Cessation Nursing
News and practice for smoking cessation nurses
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.
All frontline nursing staff can incorporate brief behaviour change interventions into their clinical practice to reduce patients’ risk of long-term conditions.
Senior nurse leaders have an important role to play in improving the health of patients and staff through the delivery of behaviour change interventions.
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
From 1 April, all hospital grounds in Scotland will be smoke-free, with patients, visitors and staff asked to leave the grounds before they light up.
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.
Pregnant women are more likely to quit smoking if financial rewards are offered as part of a treatment plan, according to new research.
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.
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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: Many teenagers trying them, survey concludes,” BBC News reports after a survey of around 16,000 English teenagers found one in five teens had tried an e-cigarette.