Louise Ross summarises the latest recommendations from NICE on stop smoking interventions and services and highlights the relevant points for primary care
Dr Alan Begg summarises new SIGN guidance and explains why lifestyle change is an essential aspect of cardiovascular risk reduction
Dr Chris Cooper reflects on a variety of possible causes of breathlessness: asthma, atrial fibrillation, COPD, or something else?
Jane Wright shares 10 key points on how to support patients in their efforts to quit smoking
Louise Ross describes how practice nurses can capture the potential of electronic cigarettes to help their patients stop smoking
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