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GPs are perceived as credible and authoritative on health issues, and their advice as appropriate and acceptable. A system for recording the current and previous smoking status of every client can help promote quitting. Instituting such a system signals to smokers that their smoking is important and it almost doubles the rate of clinician intervention and results in higher rates of cessation.
The system needs to be integrated into the usual record keeping of the practice. For those considering quitting, it is also important to assess level of nicotine dependence in order to predict whether they would benefit from using NRT or quitting medications to relieve withdrawal symptoms.
All smokers should be advised of the importance of quitting in a way that is clear, unambiguous, supportive, and non-confrontational, for example: GPs can link this advice to the individual health concerns of the client. For example, providing concrete help to smokers interested in quitting might involve assistance by the GP or other trained practice staff if time and expertise permit, or alternatively by proactive referral to the Quitline.
Following up those who commit to making a quit attempt can help to promote sustained abstinence. A phone call or appointment after one week and one month can provide valuable ongoing encouragement and advice.
The Quitline provides such ongoing support. At future consultations, GPs should commend those who successfully quit and encourage those who have relapsed to try again, using the 5As process. For those not ready to quit, the issue of smoking needs to be raised regularly at future consultations.
Despite the inclusion of the 5As in a number of national guidelines, they are not always implemented in practice.
Although patients who are highly engaged during medical encounters are more likely to respond to cessation advice, even smokers with low engagement are more likely to try and quit if they receive cessation counselling.
One study that interviewed smokers about their cessation experiences found that many reported feeling shame, isolation, or disrespect, and frequently expressed wanting honest, consistent, and pro-active discussions and actions in their interactions with primary care providers. A randomised controlled trial that was conducted in Sydney and Melbourne evaluated the uptake and effectiveness of tailored smoking cessation support, provided primarily by the practice nurse, and compared it to other forms of cessation support quitline referral and usual GP care.
Results showed that patients who received more intensive practice nurse intervention were more likely to quit. Some challenges in managing patient data and follow-up were identified.
Despite a number of reviews, there is an absence of clear evidence regarding ideal methods within hospitals of screening, referral, intervention, and tailoring strategies for specific sub-groups.
Doctors and nurses agreed that implementing cessation interventions is important, but felt that it is not always practical due to time constraints, the competing demands of acute care, and resistance from patients.
They also sought improved role clarity and teamwork when implementing the 5As in the ED. However, patient acuity and level of sickness affected their ability to deliver smoking cessation advice.
Tailored interventions in EDs can be effective in prompting initial quit attempts and ED patients are interested in quitting and in receiving support.
Face-to-face individual or group counselling was preferred over telephone counselling or a session with a doctor. Guidelines for clinical care in some countries recommend that every nurse should consult their patients about smoking. In the short term, smoking should not be permitted in the 12 hours before surgery.
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Smoking, poor nutrition, obesity, excess alcohol use, and sedentary behaviour are increasingly seen as essential targets for intervention in general practice, hospital, and community health services as part of efforts to reduce or manage preventable ‘lifestyle’ health problems.
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