Smoking Cessation Nursing
News and practice for smoking cessation nurses
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
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
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.
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.
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