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Tobacco dependency: how can we help smokers quit?

Posted on: 22 Nov 2017
 

70% of current smokers would like to quit, and 30% try every year. However, only around 3% access specialist smoking cessation services. With increasing cuts to smoking cessation funding, how can primary care professionals offer their patients the best chance of quitting?

Dr Noel Baxter is a GP and Clinical Commissioner in southeast London, and the current chair of PCRS-UK. In this video he offers recommendations and describes smoking cessation treatment options that have been shown to be most effective. He also addresses the subject of e-cigarettes and whether they play a role in treating tobacco dependency.

Click here to view part 1 of this video series, discussing why treating tobacco dependency is important.




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