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Addict Behav. 2015 Mar;42:136-9. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.11.028. Epub 2014 Nov 26.

Maintenance of tobacco cessation programmes in public hospitals in Catalonia, Spain.

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1
Tobacco Control Unit, Cancer Prevention and Control Programme, Institut Català d'Oncologia, Av. de la Granvia de l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 199-203, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; Catalan Network of Smoke-free Hospitals, Av. de la Granvia de l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 199-203, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; Cancer Prevention and Control Group, Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge - IDIBELL, Av. de la Granvia de l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 199-203, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; Addictions Unit, Psychiatry Department, Institute of Neurosciences, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona - IDIBAPS, C. Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: mballbe@iconcologia.net.
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Tobacco Control Unit, Cancer Prevention and Control Programme, Institut Català d'Oncologia, Av. de la Granvia de l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 199-203, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; Catalan Network of Smoke-free Hospitals, Av. de la Granvia de l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 199-203, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; Cancer Prevention and Control Group, Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge - IDIBELL, Av. de la Granvia de l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 199-203, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; Medicine and Health Sciences School, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Josep Trueta s/n, 08195 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain.
3
Cancer Prevention and Control Group, Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge - IDIBELL, Av. de la Granvia de l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 199-203, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; Health Plan Directorate, Ministry of Health, Generalitat de Catalunya, Travessera de les Corts 131-159, Pavelló Ave Maria, 08028 Barcelona, Spain; Department of Public Health, Universitat de Barcelona, C. Casanova 143, 08036 Barcelona, Spain.
4
Public Health Agency, Ministry of Health, Generalitat de Catalunya, C. Roc Boronat 81-95, 08005 Barcelona, Spain.
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Tobacco Control Unit, Cancer Prevention and Control Programme, Institut Català d'Oncologia, Av. de la Granvia de l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 199-203, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; Cancer Prevention and Control Group, Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge - IDIBELL, Av. de la Granvia de l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 199-203, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.
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Addictions Unit, Psychiatry Department, Institute of Neurosciences, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona - IDIBAPS, C. Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain.
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Tobacco Control Unit, Cancer Prevention and Control Programme, Institut Català d'Oncologia, Av. de la Granvia de l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 199-203, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; Catalan Network of Smoke-free Hospitals, Av. de la Granvia de l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 199-203, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; Cancer Prevention and Control Group, Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge - IDIBELL, Av. de la Granvia de l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, 199-203, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain; Department of Clinical Sciences, Universitat de Barcelona, C. Feixa Llarga s/n, 08907 Barcelona, Spain.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

The provision of smoking cessation interventions in hospitals has been strongly recommended. The aim of this study is to determine the maintenance of smoking cessation programmes for inpatients and hospital workers in hospitals of Catalonia (Spain) seven years after the implementation of a Tobacco Cessation Programme.

METHODS:

A cross-sectional survey was conducted in all hospitals that offer public service in Catalonia, Spain (n=73). An online questionnaire was sent to all coordinators of the smoke-free hospital project or managers of each hospital. The survey included questions about the type of hospital, type of programmes implemented and availability and source of smoking cessation drugs.

RESULTS:

Responses to the questionnaire were submitted by 58 hospitals (79.5%). 74% and 93.1% of the hospitals had smoking cessation programmes for inpatients and workers, respectively. Most of the hospitals maintained the programmes and started routinely buying smoking cessation drugs after a period of receiving them free-of-charge. However, 17.2% of the hospitals refused to buy these drugs and 24% never had these drugs available.

CONCLUSIONS:

Through a supportive Tobacco Cessation Programme, most hospitals have smoking cessation programmes for both patients and workers. Most of them have incorporated smoking cessation drugs as a regular resource in their services' portfolio. The lack of these resources may jeopardise the maintenance of well-established programmes in hospitals.

KEYWORDS:

Drug therapy; Health personnel; Hospitals; Inpatients; Nicotine; Smoking cessation

PMID:
25462661
DOI:
10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.11.028
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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