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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


Largest NHS trust to become ‘smoke free’ next month

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.

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Smoke exposure increases asthma admission risk

The risk for hospital admission doubles for children with asthma who are exposed to second-hand smoke, according to a US study.

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English life expectancy up but so are health inequalities

Life expectancy has increased faster in England than many other developed countries, but inequalities between regions have also grown, according to a major study.

Smoking relapse 'more likely for mothers stressed by newborn care'

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 to launch major staff fitness and healthy food programme

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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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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