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Implications for practice and research
Interactive technology can be used to engage low socioeconomic smokers in effective tobacco treatment outside of the traditional clinical setting.
Nurses should encourage all smokers to use evidence-based cessation strategies, including telephone-based counselling and pharmacotherapy.
More research is needed to address social and contextual factors impacting tobacco use.
Tobacco use remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Effective treatment for nicotine addiction is available, but may be overlooked in the busy healthcare delivery setting. Globally, rates of screening for tobacco use and providing assistance with quitting vary widely.1 Dependence on individual practitioners to deliver evidence-based …
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