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In review: Helping smokers quit during the Covid-19 pandemic



Clinical consultant for smoking cessation Louise Ross describes why and how nurses in any setting can help patients who smoke to reduce their risk of serious illness and complications from Covid-19.

Module summary

Clinical consultant for smoking cessation Louise Ross describes why and how nurses in any setting can help patients who smoke to reduce their risk of serious illness and complications from Covid-19.

Learning Objectives:

  • Know how smoking increases the risk of becoming seriously ill with Covid-19
  • Understand the importance of their role in encouraging smokers to quit 
  • Know how to give very brief advice on smoking 
  • Understand the need to make this a learning moment for patients who smoke, helping them quit for Covid-19

Author

Louise Ross is a National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training clinical consultant, smoking cessation expert and former manager of an English stop smoking service.

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