HOW TO HELP PATIENTS QUIT SMOKING?

  • Adalberto Campo Arias Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga

Abstract

Smoking is a leading cause of world morbidity and mortality. However, the most health professionals has not been trained on promoting abstinence or quitting smoking among patients. This article updates and resumes useful strategies for physicians and nurses from different level of assistance: ask about smoking, assess and motivate willing to quit, assist to quit and arrange a follow-up.

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Author Biography

Adalberto Campo Arias, Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga
Profesor Asociado, Médico Psiquiatra, Grupo de Neuropsiquiatría UNAB, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga, Bucaramanga, Colombia. E-mail: acampoar@unab.edu.co
Published
2008-04-11
How to Cite
Campo Arias, A. (2008). HOW TO HELP PATIENTS QUIT SMOKING?. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 23(2). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iee/article/view/2932
Section
REVIEW ARTICLE / ARTÍCULO DE REVISIÓN / ARTIGO DE REVISÃO