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Smoking cessation strategies in Crohn's disease
  1. Andrew Wilson
  1. Correspondence to Professor Andrew Wilson, Primary Care Research Network, Department of Health Sciences, East Midlands and South Yorkshire Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, 22–28 Princess Road West, Leicester LE1 6TP T, UK; aw7{at}le.ac.uk

Abstract

Although smoking cessation is one of the most effective interventions in patients with Crohn's disease, the prevalence of smoking in these patients is higher than in the general population, and much higher than in patients with other smoking-related diseases. There is a lack of awareness of the benefits of cessation among patients and general practitioners, and a lack of engagement in smoking cessation by specialists. This article discusses the strategies that practitioners can use to motivate patients to quit and how the success of a quitting attempt can be maximised.

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  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.

  • Competing interests None.

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