Smoking cessation

smoking cessation

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E-cigarettes can be a useful tool for helping smokers to quit


Louise Ross summarises the latest recommendations from NICE on stop smoking interventions and services and highlights the relevant points for primary care

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Estimating cardiovascular risk is key to preventing disease


Dr Alan Begg summarises new SIGN guidance and explains why lifestyle change is an essential aspect of cardiovascular risk reduction

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Breathlessness: what's the diagnosis?


Dr Chris Cooper reflects on a variety of possible causes of breathlessness: asthma, atrial fibrillation, COPD, or something else?

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Top tips: helping smokers to quit

2017-02-02T00:00:00+00:00By Jane Wright

Jane Wright shares 10 key points on how to support patients in their efforts to quit smoking

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From smoking to vaping to quitting: a nurses’ guide

2015-10-01T00:00:00+01:00By Louise Ross

Louise Ross describes how practice nurses can capture the potential of electronic cigarettes to help their patients stop smoking

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Related Guidelines summaries

  • PHE tobacco commissioning support guidance

    Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:11 GMT

    This concise and useful summary of PHE guidance covers key points for primary care, effective commissioning, and supporting people to stop smoking.

  • GOLD COPD 2019 strategy

    Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:51 GMT

    A clear and concise summary of GOLD’s 2019 strategy on COPD diagnosis, management, and prevention. Includes COPD assessment and treatment algorithms.

  • NICE smoking cessation guideline

    Tue, 22 May 2018 08:05 GMT

    This summary covers recommendations on encouraging smoking cessation, engaging with people who smoke, and training to support stop smoking services.

  • SIGN CVD guideline

    Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:38 GMT

    This summary covers estimation of cardiovascular event risk, lifestyle interventions, and pharmacological therapy.

  • NCSCT electronic cigarettes guideline

    Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00 GMT

    This brief summary contains information about electronic cigarettes and recommendations for practice—helpful for both GPs and their patients.