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■ Counselling for smoking reduction along with free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) are effective nursing interventions in reducing cigarette consumption and facilitating smoking cessation with the person who is not motivated to quit.
■ Counselling about adherence to NRT may not be effective, however, further research about this intervention is warranted.
Smoking rates have decreased but remain a global health problem. Intervention with smokers, such as the 5A's (ask, advise, assess, assist, arrange), has traditionally been dedicated to the person who wants to quit smoking.1 This study adds to the growing research that supports intervention with smokers who do not want to quit. The researchers sought to determine the effectiveness of smoking reduction counselling along with free NRT …
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