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What role should hospital nurses play in smoking cessation?

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Peterken C (2013) Hospital nurses’ role in smoking cessation. Nursing Times; 109: 46, 16-19.


“This article discusses how a stop smoking adviser role enhanced the smoking cessation service already offered at Lewisham University Hospital.”


Let’s discuss…

  • What role should hospital nurses play in smoking cessation?
  • Do hospital nurses have time to advice on health promotion?
  • Why does motivation often drop off once patients are discharged?



We’re going to be discussing smoking cessation in a #NTtwitchat Special on Tuesday 19 November. The Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists and The British Lung Foundation will be joining us to answer your questions.

You can email questions over in advance to

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  • Anonymous

    Probably not go out for a fag themselves. However, I do believe in choice.

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