A word to the wise: quick guide to quitting smoking
Gill Mitchell MICPD Member BACP Counsellor and Service Manager QUIT
Every day over 300 people in the UK die of a smoking-related illness. Yet smoking is the most preventable cause of disease and premature death in this country. Seventy percent of smokers want to stop but may not be ready to do so, or they may be unaware of available methods of quitting. Nurses are ideally placed to reassure patients about their fears of quitting smoking and advise them of what to expect.