Attitudes of community optometrists to smoking cessation: an untapped opportunity overlooked?

  title={Attitudes of community optometrists to smoking cessation: an untapped opportunity overlooked?},
  author={Campbell Thompson and Roger A. Harrison and Simon C. Wilkinson and Alex Scott-Samuel and Christopher Hemmerdinger and Sean P. Kelly},
  journal={Ophthalmic & physiological optics : the journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians},
  volume={27 4},
AIM To assess community optometrists' attitudes and current behaviour regarding provision of smoking cessation advice in their practice. METHODS A self-completion postal questionnaire was sent to community optometrists in north-west England identified from the General Optical Council's practice lists. RESULTS Of 709 optometrists identified, 71.8% (509/709) returned the completed questionnaire. Few community optometrists routinely asked about smoking habits: only 6.2% (95% CI: 4.1-8.3) (n… CONTINUE READING

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