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5 Ways To Support Smokers to Quit

5 Ways To Support Smokers to Quit

Did you know that smokers are three times more likely to suffer from back pain?  Thankfully Bogdan, who's a chronic smoker, isn't in need of surgery - yet.  If you're a smoker, surgery means added complications.

People are more likely to quit if they're prescribed gum and given extra advice on how to use it.  The 'chew and park' routine minimises GI side effects (especially as he's on an NSAID).  Adding a patch will increase his chances of stopping smoker event further.

Giving Very Brief Advice to patients only takes 30 seconds.  It can make a massive difference to patient health.  Find out more about the case history on Bogdan.  

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