Monday, June 22, 2009

Intensive in-hospital support doubles likelihood of smoking cessation in heart patients

Patients admitted to hospital with coronary artery disease are twice as likely to quit smoking after receiving intensive smoking cessation support compared to minimal support, found a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Link to full CMAJ release, mentioning editorial by MGH physician Nancy Rigotti.

Sue McGreevey,, 617 724-2764

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