Impact of Tobacco Smoking and Smoking Cessation on Cardiovascular Risk and Disease

Christopher Bullen

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Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2008;6(6):883-895. 

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Telephone quitlines have been shown to substantially increase quitting rates and are an option for the busy physician.[138,139] Mobile phone SMS messaging support also shows promise.[140] In hospitals and clinics, specialist cessation advisors can take referrals from busy clinicians and with the aid of systems changes (such as automated reminder messages on computers) and protocols, help ensure that every smoker is asked about their smoking, given brief advice to stop and offered ongoing support (pharmacotherapy and, if time allows, counseling) during their hospital or clinic visit and beyond disharge.[141]

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