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Najeeb, N and Halawani, M and McElvaney, NG and Doyle, F (2018) Prevalence of smoking and provision of smoking cessation advice during hospitalization. Irish Medical Journal , 111 , (9) .

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Aim: We aimed to determine the prevalence of smoking and smoking cessation advice received by inpatients in Beaumont Hospital and compared results to previous similar studies.

 

Method: Cross-sectional survey where we interviewed eligible in-patients over a two-week period.

 

Results: Of the 203 patients who participated in the study, thirty (14.8%) were current smokers, which is lower than the smoking prevalence found by previous studies. The rate of cessation advice delivery was 53.3% (16/30). An increasing socioeconomic gap between smokers and non-smokers over time was found.

 

Discussion: There remains limited provision of smoking cessation advice to inpatients.

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