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A mental health trust has developed a smoking cessation programme for staff, offering individual or group support as well as nicotine replacement therapy
Implementing a smoke-free hospital site policySubscription
Turning an entire hospital site into a smoke-free environment sounds like a daunting project but good communication and careful preparation can lead to success
Are e-cigarettes a safer alternative to smoking?Subscription
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
Hospitals’ duty of care in smoking cessationSubscription
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
How to advise and refer inpatients who smokeSubscription
Inpatients often feel motivated to stop smoking, but are not always referred for support. A very brief advice and electronic referral system aimed to remedy this
Symptom "accommodation" in patients with COPDSubscription
Patients with COPD often learn to cope with or “accommodate” their symptoms, which presents a challenge for nurses in terms of assessment and treatment.
Strategies to help adolescents stop smokingSubscription
Adolescents’ motives to start and quit smoking differ from adults’, and their vulnerability to dependence makes prevention and refusal skills priorities