Published in Women's Health Weekly, January 11th, 2001
Not only is the medical event a stimulus to quit smoking, but patients are forced to comply with nonsmoking policies of hospitals. This creates a teachable moment that may lead to long-term abstinence, according to Erika Froelicher, RN, PhD, UCSF professor of physiological nursing and epidemiology and biostatistics.
Froelicher's intervention, which is described in the November/December 2000 issue of Heart and Lung, is one of the first to focus on smoking cessation in women...
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