Why all nurses should ask patients who smoke whether they want to quit
Every nurse should be trained to support smoking cessation, says lung health task force
All nurses should be equipped to support patients to stop smoking, says a task force set up to tackle the nation's poor lung health.
One in five people in the UK has a lung disease, and respiratory conditions are responsible for a major gap in life expectancy between the nation's poorest and its most wealthy.
In England, there has been no improvement in outcomes for people with lung disease for more than a decade.
Now, the independent Taskforce for Lung Health, of which the RCN is a member, has produced wide-ranging recommendations in a five-year plan that attempts to address the issue.
Training for all clinicians
The task force wants all healthcare...
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