Training programs are used to encourage health professionals to ask their patients if they smoke, and then offer advice to help them quit. The review of 17 trials found that these training programs help health professionals to identify smokers and increase the number of people who quit smoking. The programs also increase the number of people offered advice and support for quitting by health professionals.
Can training health professionals to ask people if they smoke increase offers of advice and help patients quit?
9 December 2013
This record should be cited as:
Carson KV, Verbiest MEA, Crone MR, Brinn MP, Esterman AJ, Assendelft WJJ, Smith BJ. Training health professionals in smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD000214. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000214.pub2
Assessed as up to date:
13 April 2012
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