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BACKGROUND Guidelines on smoking cessation (SC) emphasize healthcare cooperation and community pharmacists' involvement. This study explored the familiarity and implementation of the National SC Guideline in Finnish community pharmacies, factors relating to Guideline familiarity, implementation and provision of SC services. METHODS A nationwide mail(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim was to study the smoking cessation-related 1) attitudes & experiences and 2) consultation practices of Finnish physicians and to determine if there is a relationship between the two. METHODS An online survey on smoking cessation was sent to 39 % of all Finnish physicians, with emphasis on physicians working in fields relevant to smoking(More)
Subscription prices. Long-term subscription in Finland 25 €/year, for other countries $ 33/year. Single copies: in Finland 9 €, special issues 13 €; other countries $ 14 and $ 20, respectively. For airmail delivery additional charge of $ 1,65 per issue. ABSTRACT Relatively little is known about the use of medicines and its predictors in adolescents and(More)
BACKGROUND Varenicline is an efficacious medicine for smoking cessation (SC) but little is known about the characteristics of varenicline users. This study examined the characteristics of first-time (naïve) varenicline users in Finland and compared those who had previously used SC pharmacotherapy to those who were trying SC pharmacotherapy for the first(More)
Evaluation of eluents for the recovery of an enveloped virus from hands by whole-hand sampling. A post-implementation evaluation of ceramic water purifiers distributed to tsunami-affected communities in Sri Lanka. The goal of this mentored career development award is to develop laboratory and mathematical models of infectious occupational respiratory(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate how individual risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) (blood pressure, lipid levels, body mass index, waist and hip circumference, use of antihypertensive or hypolipidemic medication, and diagnosed diabetes) differ in people aged 46 years with different smoking behaviour and history. METHODS This population-based cohort(More)
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