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Tobacco dependency: why is treatment important?

Posted on: 22 Nov 2017
 

The physical harms associated with smoking are well known by clinicians and patients alike. The broader impact of tobacco dependency – on patients’ finances, their families, and healthcare workers and services – is less widely understood.

Dr Noel Baxter is a GP and Clinical Commissioner in southeast London, and the current chair of PCRS-UK. In this video he discusses how treating tobacco dependency could lead to a wide range of benefits. For example, it can lead to reduced asthma rates in children, improved surgical outcomes and more efficient healthcare spending.

Click here to view part 2 of this video series, discussing practical treatment options for helping smokers quit.




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