smoking cessation

Changes in Smoker Characteristics in England

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Garnett, C., Tombor, I., Beard, E., Jackson, S., West, R., & Brown, J. (2019). Changes in smoker characteristics in England between 2008 and 2017. Addiction.

Smoking in England has decreased over the last decade. It is vital to monitor the trends and examine the factors that may be influencing the downward curve, so as to maintain the pattern and make predictions about future smoking rates.

A recent study, published in Addiction, has examined:

Decisions to Use E‐cigarettes or Behavioural Support to Quit Tobacco

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Hartwell, G., Egan, M., and Petticrew, M. ( 2019) Understanding decisions to use e‐cigarettes or behavioural support to quit tobacco: a qualitative study of current and ex‐smokers and stop smoking service staff. Addiction, https://doi.org/10.1111/add.14844.
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Tobacco contains nicotine, which is highly addictive and can cause dependence. Although many people understand the negative health consequences of smoking for themselves and those around them, cutting down or stopping smoking can be highly challenging.

SRNT-O Inaugural Conference

Sydney, Australia,

The inaugural SRNT-Oceania Chapter conference will be held in Sydney, Australia.

The aim of the conference is to share and celebrate the highest quality research and practice targeting tobacco use reduction and smoking cessation in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific nations throughout Oceania and the region. 

The conference will be held on the 24th and 25th of October at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney. 

Smoking Cessation Intervention for People with Severe Mental Illness

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Gilbody, S., Peckham, E., Bailey, D., Arundel, C., Heron, P., Crosland, S., ... & Bradshaw, T. (2019). Smoking cessation for people with severe mental illness (SCIMITAR+): a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Psychiatry, 6(5), 379-390.
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It is well documented that people with severe mental health issues are more likely to smoke compared to the general population. Smoking reduces physical wellbeing and is a key modifiable risk factor for health inequality. Despite this, support to stop smoking as part of mental health recovery is limited.  

Effectiveness of a New Multi-Component Smoking Cessation Service Package for Patients with Hypertension and Diabetes in Northern Thailand

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Aung et al. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy (2019) 14:10 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-019-0197-2
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Background

Smoking cessation is an achievable behavioral change, which reduces the risks of cardiovascular diseases, cancers and tobacco-related diseases.

Implementation of a Quit Smoking Programme in Community Adult Mental Health Services

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Burns A, Webb M, Stynes G, O’Brien T, Rohde D, Strawbridge J, Clancy L and Doyle F (2018) Implementation of a Quit Smoking Programme in Community Adult Mental Health Services–A Qualitative Study. Front. Psychiatry 9:670. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00670
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Little is known about the experiences of people with severe mental health difficulties in smoking cessation interventions. This study aimed to review the implementation of a smoking cessation programme across 16 community mental health day services. The aim was to establish the experience from both service user and facilitator perspectives and refine implementation for future groups.

E-Cigarette Initiation and Associated Changes in Smoking Cessation and Reduction

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Berry KM, Reynolds LM, Collins JM, et al E-cigarette initiation and associated changes in smoking cessation and reduction: the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study, 2013–2015 Tobacco Control 2019;28:42-49.
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Background: The role of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in product transitions has been debated.

“It’s on Everyone’s Plate”: A Qualitative Study into Physicians’ Perceptions of Responsibility for Smoking Cessation

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Meijer et al. (2018). Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 13:48 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-018-0186-x
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Background

Little research has investigated in-depth how physicians perceive their role in smoking cessation care. This qualitative study sought to understand physicians’ perceptions of responsibility for smoking cessation.