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Impact series: Supporting patients through smoking cessation

In England, an average of 1,300 hospital admissions per day were attributed to smoking over one year1, and smoking causes 96,000 deaths in the UK annually2. Healthcare professionals can have a huge impact in supporting patients to stop smoking.

With this in mind, hear from experts regarding the benefits of smoking cessation to General Practice and exploring some evidence to support patients to quit smoking.




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  1. NHS Digital. Statistics on Smoking, England - 2016 [NS]. Available from: [Accessed November 2018]
  2. Action on Smoking and Health. ASH: Facts at a glance: Smoking and Disease Available from: [Accessed November 2018]

The IMPACT series and this page have been initiated and funded by Pfizer
PP-CHM-GBR-2406. Date of preparation: November 2018

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