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Smoking cessation: access in hospitals remains inadequate, audit finds

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: (Published 08 June 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1414
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

The proportion of hospital patients in the UK who were offered a referral to tobacco dependency services fell from 44% in 2019 to 40% in 2021, an audit of more than 14 000 patient records has found.1

The British Thoracic Society’s national audit of 120 acute care hospitals in the UK between July and August 2021 examined how tobacco dependency standards have been implemented. It found that …

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