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Action on Smoking and Health UK, Royal College of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Faculty of Public Health. [ASH] (2016) Briefing: Smoking and surgery. London: ASH. 7 p.

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This briefing has been designed for health professionals and commissioners, to provide clear advice and examples of good practice in relation to smoking and surgery.

Contents:
• Summary of the evidence p.1
• Risks associated with smoking and surgery p.1
• Benefits of quitting smoking p.2
• Cost to the NHS p.2
• The role of health professionals p.3
• General Practitioners p.3
• Anaesthetists p.3
• Surgeons p.3
• Why hospitalisation is an opportune time to encourage patients to stop smoking p.4
• Stop smoking interventions and harm reduction p.4
• Behavioural support and stop smoking pharmacotherapies p.4
• Electronic cigarettes p.5
• What should smokers expect from the NHS ahead of surgery p.5


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Tobacco
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder harm reduction, Education and training
Source:ASH
Date:April 2016
Pages:7 p.
Publisher:ASH
Corporate Creators:Action on Smoking and Health UK, Royal College of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Faculty of Public Health
Place of Publication:London
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Subjects:B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)
G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
T Demographic characteristics > Doctor
T Demographic characteristics > Nurse
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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