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Smoking Cessation Resource Centre

Smoking Cessation Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Smoking Cessation Resource Centre aims to provide you with the latest developments in smoking cessation to aid with better communication with patients, supporting them to reduce smoking, and raising awareness of related conditions and the benefits of giving up.

Every year, around 114,000 smokers in the UK die from smoking-related causes. There are about 9.4m adults who smoke in Great Britain; this is around a sixth of the total UK population. Smoking-related illnesses are on the increase and have become a significant drain on NHS resources, with community and primary care professionals dedicating more of their time to managing and treating conditions caused by smoking.

Latest smoking cessation news

15.09.16: E-cigarettes may have helped 18,000 people in England give up smoking in 2015, according to new research published in the BMJ
22.08.16: The number of people using smoking cessation services has fallen for the fourth consecutive year, according to figures from NHS Digital
03.08.16: The number of people smoking in England has hit an all-time low, according to new figures from PHE
21.06.16: The BMA has said that the government is in denial about the state of the funding crisis facing the NHS
20.06.16: Government figures have shown that the percentage of women recorded as smokers at the time of giving birth has fallen below the national target

Latest smoking cessation clinical articles

Friday 24 April 2015
British Heart Foundation expert comments on research revealing the positive affects of quitting smoking even at a later stage of life
Wednesday 28 January 2015
Shopping vouchers can be used to encourage pregnant women not to smoke, claim researchers.
Monday 26 January 2015
The NHS is pressurized by self-inflicted conditions claims the Welsh health minister.
Monday 19 January 2015
Poor sleeping patterns in teenagers could be an early warning sign for alcohol problems and drug use
Monday 12 January 2015
Blood tests could be used to help people stop smoking research in the Lancet suggests.

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Thursday 1 April 2010
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) places a huge burden on the NHS, with increasing numbers of people in the UK suffering from the condition. As a result, the Department of Health will be publishing a National Strategy for COPD in 2010 with the aim of improving diagnosis, management and treatment

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