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Br J Gen Pract. 2000 Dec;50(461):1001-4.

Anti-smoking advice from general practitioners: is a population-based approach to advice-giving feasible?

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  • 1Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Leicester, Leicester General Hospital.


General practitioners' (GPs') advice against smoking has a small, beneficial effect on patients' smoking. Consequently, GPs have been urged to adopt a population-based approach to advice-giving that involves discussing smoking repeatedly with the maximum possible number of smokers. This discussion paper assesses how far GPs' current clinical practice is from a population-based approach to advice-giving and finds that GPs prefer a problem-orientated approach to advising those who present with smoking-related problems. Discussion focuses on the feasibility of suggesting that GPs adopt a population-based approach instead.

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