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Support from pharmacies can help people stop smoking

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 06 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:52
  1. Hazel Sinclair, research fellow (,
  2. A Scott Lennox, clinical research fellow in general practice
  1. Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2AY

    EDITOR—Lancaster et al reported that advice from general practitioners and structured interventions from nurses are effective in helping people stop smoking.1 They did not mention the potential contribution of other members of the primary healthcare team.

    Pharmacists and their staff are well placed to support people wanting to stop smoking. They can provide advice over the counter or, for those …

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