Smoking Cessation Nursing
News and practice for smoking cessation nurses
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On 1 October, Barts Health NHS Trust in east London is to begin an ambitious initiative to stamp out smoking among its workforce and patients.
The risk for hospital admission doubles for children with asthma who are exposed to second-hand smoke, according to a US study.
Life expectancy has increased faster in England than many other developed countries, but inequalities between regions have also grown, according to a major study.
The stress of caring for a newborn baby and the idea that a child no longer needs the same level of protection from harmful cigarette substances following birth are among the main reasons new mothers begin smoking again, according to a new study.
NHS staff are to be offered a programme of fitness activities and healthy options for meals as part of a major drive to improve their wellbeing, the chief executive of NHS England will announce later today.
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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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“British women have second worst life expectancy in Europe,” The Guardian reports.