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Smoking Cessation Nursing

News and practice for smoking cessation nurses

One result showed acupuncture was less effective than nicotine replacement therapy

Acupuncture and related interventions for smoking Subscription Required

Evidence that acupuncture or related techniques increase the success rate in smoking cessation is inconsistent. We look at a study measuring its effectiveness.

Patients should be referred to an ophthalmic unit in cases of suspected cataracts

Nurses' role in early detection of cataracts Subscription Required

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.

Patients can be shown how to improve their health during routine appointments

Building brief intervention into your everyday work Subscription Required

All frontline nursing staff can incorporate brief behaviour change interventions into their clinical practice to reduce patients’ risk of long-term conditions.

Staff must be competent identifying and assessing patients at greatest risk of harm

The role of nurse leaders in improving health

Senior nurse leaders have an important role to play in improving the health of patients and staff through the delivery of behaviour change interventions.

How common medicines can affect bone health

How common medicines can affect bone health Subscription Required

Drugs used to treat common conditions can adversely affect bone health. Nurses need to be aware of the risks and prevention strategies

Drug users and smokers most at risk of opioid addiction

A quarter of patients prescribed opioids for the first time end up progressing to longer-term prescriptions, according to US researchers.

Call to target smoking cessation in student nurses

Nursing students who smoke should be actively encouraged to give up the habit, argue Spanish researchers.

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Hospital admissions linked to smoking higher for men

The rate of hospital admissions for smoking related illnesses in England are twice as high for men as they are for women, according to the latest NHS data.

Smoking cessation temporarily reduces HbA1c control in diabetics

Patients with type 2 diabetes who quit smoking are likely to see a temporary deterioration in their glycaemic control that can last up to three years, according to UK researchers.

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All hospital grounds in Scotland tobacco-free from today

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.

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The physiological effects of smoking on the respiratory system Subscription Required

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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Concerns raised about increased e-cigarette use in teenagers

Concerns raised about increased e-cigarette use in teenagers

“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.

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