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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | December 2018

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What does the Tobacco Control Plan mean for community nurses?

What does the Tobacco Control Plan mean for community nurses?
Respiratory

Article topics: Comorbidities, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Smoking-related disease, Tobacco Control Plan

Smoking has a significant negative effect on patients’ health status. The Department of Health (DH) recently announced a Tobacco Control Plan, which sets out the government’s strategy for reducing smoking rates and increasing patients’ access to smoking cessation services. This article examines the main points of the Tobacco Control Plan, as well as detailing how community nurses can use the plan to improve their own interactions with patients who smoke, as well as designing effective smoking cessation services.