Statement on smoking cessation in COPD and other pulmonary diseases and in smokers with comorbidities who find it difficult to quit.

Jiménez-Ruiz, Carlos A; Andreas, Stefan; Lewis, Keir E; Tonnesen, Philip; van Schayck, C P; Hajek, Peter; Tonstad, Serena; Dautzenberg, Bertrand; Fletcher, Monica; Masefield, Sarah; Powell, Pippa; Hering, Thomas; Nardini, Stefano; Tonia, Thomy; Gratziou, Christina (2015). Statement on smoking cessation in COPD and other pulmonary diseases and in smokers with comorbidities who find it difficult to quit. European respiratory journal, 46(1), pp. 61-79. European Respiratory Society 10.1183/09031936.00092614

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, asthma and pulmonary tuberculosis are common pulmonary diseases that are caused or worsened by tobacco smoking. Growing observational evidence suggests that symptoms and prognosis of these conditions improve upon smoking cessation. Despite increasing numbers of (small) randomised controlled trials suggesting intensive smoking cessation treatments work in people with pulmonary diseases many patients are not given specific advice on the benefits or referred for intensive cessation treatments and, therefore, continue smoking. This is a qualitative review regarding smoking cessation in patients with COPD and other pulmonary disorders, written by a group of European Respiratory Society experts. We describe the epidemiological links between smoking and pulmonary disorders, the evidence for benefits of stopping smoking, how best to assess tobacco dependence and what interventions currently work best to help pulmonary patients quit. Finally, we describe characteristics and management of any "hardcore" smoker who finds it difficult to quit with standard approaches.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)

UniBE Contributor:

Tonia, Thomai

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISSN:

0903-1936

Publisher:

European Respiratory Society

Language:

English

Submitter:

Doris Kopp Heim

Date Deposited:

27 May 2015 10:05

Last Modified:

14 Oct 2017 18:24

Publisher DOI:

10.1183/09031936.00092614

PubMed ID:

25882805

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.69076

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/69076

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