Tobacco Quitlines in the United States
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Fildes EE, Wilson MA, Crawford BJ, Kapella-Mshigeni S, Wilson LA, Henkelman
W. Nurs Clin North Am. 2012 Mar;47(1):97-107.
This brief article
summarizes research showing that the combination of health professionals
referring patients to an accessible, evidence-based, cost-effective cessation
resource, such as telephone quitlines, can produce a substantial reduction in
the number of tobacco users in the United States. The authors conclude that
initiatives to increase knowledge and working relationships between nurses and
quitlines need to be created, implemented, and evaluated.