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Every year, No Smoking Day encourages smokers to give up their cigarette habit, and pharmacists are ideally placed to advise people how to quit and the treatments they can use to help them. Read The Pharmaceutical Journal's special report on smoking cessation and transform your patients’ health today.

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Smokers who swap cigarettes for e-cigarettes or NRT have lower carcinogen levels

E-cigarettes and nicotine replacement therapy are less toxic and safer if used instead of conventional cigarettes, according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Smokers sent personalised letters are more likely to take up cessation services

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Research suggests that sending smokers personalised information about their health risks could increase the uptake of and adherence to smoking cessation services.

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Using community pharmacies to improve smoking cessation rates in Hywel DdaSubscription

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Smoking is the biggest preventable cause of ill health in the UK. Although overall death rates from smoking are falling, it continues to be a burden on the health of our population in Hywel Dda, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Apart from causing ill health in people, smoking also places a great ...

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