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Thompson J. Two out of three smokers consulting their GP do not receive smoking cessation support. Practitioner April 2021;265(1847):5

Two out of three smokers consulting their GP do not receive smoking cessation support

22 Apr 2021Registered users

Just under half of smokers in England who reported visiting their GP in the past year recalled receiving advice on smoking cessation, and only one in three were offered support to quit, a national survey has found. However, current clinical guidelines suggest GPs should use every opportunity to ask patients about smoking and advise and encourage every smoker to stop. There is good evidence that brief advice from a GP helps smokers to quit.

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