How effective are nursing-delivered smoking cessation interventions?
Results were not consistent across all studies and, in some cases, there were not very many studies contributing to comparisons. A difference among the studies that may have contributed to the differences in outcome was baseline cigarette use. There was an inverse relationship between number of cigarettes smoked per day and success in quitting.
Most smokers want to quit and may be helped by advice and support from healthcare professionals. Nurses are the largest healthcare workforce and are involved in virtually all levels of healthcare.