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Smoking cessation 

Smoking cessation
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Smoking cessation
Author(s):

Stephen Chapman

, Grace Robinson

, John Stradling

, Sophie West

, and John Wrightson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198703860.003.0061
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date: 20 January 2020

Since smoking cessation is the only real treatment to influence the long-term outcome of patients with smoking-induced COPD (and prevent its occurrence in the first place), quite rightly, great emphasis should be placed on introducing and running smoking cessation programmes. Although these should run in the community, hospital attendance is an opportunity to influence patients’ smoking. This chapter describes the smoking cessation strategies available, particularly the use of the different types of nicotine replacement therapies. In addition, the place of the newer non-nicotine replacement therapies, such as bupropion, varenicline, and others currently under investigation, is covered. The controversial electronic cigarettes are also discussed, as is the future potential for nicotine vaccines.

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