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BACKGROUND Well established clinical guidelines recommend that systematic ascertainment of smoking status and intervention to promote cessation in all smokers should be a fundamental component of all health care provision. This study aims to establish the completeness and accuracy of smoking status recording in patients' primary care medical records and the(More)
AIMS To establish whether proactively identifying all smokers in primary care populations and offering smoking cessation support is effective in increasing long-term abstinence from smoking. DESIGN Cluster randomized controlled trial. SETTING Twenty-four general practices in Nottinghamshire, randomized by practice to active or control intervention. (More)
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