Hospital patients receptive to quit smoking advice

Baratiny, Genevieve and Campbell, Elizabeth and Sanson-Fisher, Rob and Cockburn, Jill (2003) Hospital patients receptive to quit smoking advice. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 14 (1). p. 69. ISSN 1036-1073


Public hospitals are well positioned to play an active role in encouraging patients to quit smoking. Bans on smoking on hospital precincts in Australia and other countries make attending a public hospital an opportune trigger to motivate smokers to quit. As smokers are not allowed to smoke during hospital visits, they could be receptive to smoking cessation advice and support. Since public hospitals have contact with a large and varied section of the general population, in either an inpatient or outpatient capacity, even a small increase in quit rates among hospital patients multiplies to a large number of ex-smokers.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2016 06:15
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017 06:02
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1071/HE03069

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