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Prog Cardiovasc Nurs. 2008 Summer;23(3):119-27.

Smoking cessation interventions and older adults.

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School of Nursing, University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA 94117, USA. dmdoolan@usfca.edu

Abstract

Older adults suffer a large proportion of the health consequences from smoking and can greatly benefit their health by quitting smoking. This article examines the current state of research and practice for older adults and smoking cessation interventions. For over 17 years, the health care literature has mandated that people of all ages be provided with smoking cessation interventions. However, smoking cessation interventions are offered to older adults at suboptimal rates. Nurses, especially those caring for clients in the inpatient setting, have an opportunity to provide smoking cessation interventions to older smokers. Recent research has shown that older smokers, particularly those hospitalized with cardiovascular disease, can quit at high rates when provided an intervention. Furthermore, use of nicotine replacement therapy has been shown to be safe and efficacious among older smokers with cardiovascular disease.

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