K M Wood-Reid

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BACKGROUND No-smoking policies are now mandated in all U.S. hospitals. They require hospitalized smokers to abstain temporarily from tobacco. Little is known about patients' compliance with these policies or about their effects on patients' comfort and subsequent smoking behavior. Hospitalization in a smoke-free hospital might precipitate nicotine(More)
BACKGROUND Hospitalization may be an opportune time to change smoking behavior because it requires smokers to abstain from tobacco at the same time that illness can motivate them to quit. A hospital-based intervention may promote smoking cessation after discharge. METHODS We tested the efficacy of a brief bedside smoking counseling program in a randomized(More)
BACKGROUND No-smoking policies are mandatory in U.S. hospitals. Consequently, smokers who are hospitalized must temporarily stop smoking. Nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT) could help hospitalized smokers relieve nicotine withdrawal symptoms, comply with no-smoking policies, and sustain tobacco abstinence after discharge. The extent of NRT use in the(More)
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