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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

28.12.16: GPs should offer a course of leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRA) instead of a combination inhaler when stepping up asthma control, recommends NICE in draft guidance.
20.12.16: A “controversial” NHS health check programme has prevented thousands of heart attacks, strokes, and deaths in its first five years, a new study has revealed.
14.12.16: Results from the Health Survey for England for 2015 show a continuous decline in smoking and drinking among children.
11.11.16: In order to survive decommissioning and cuts to funding, health improvement services are converging into single location hubs.
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

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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