Factors associated with the provision of anti-smoking advice in general practice consultations.

@article{Wynn2002FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with the provision of anti-smoking advice in general practice consultations.},
  author={Alison T Wynn and Tim Coleman and Stephen Barrett and Andrew N Wilson},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={2002},
  volume={52 485},
  pages={997-9}
}
Guidelines urge general practitioners (GPs) to discuss smoking with patients as frequently as possible. Using data collected before and after consultations, this study confirms that GPs are more likely to discuss smoking in the context of smoking-related problems. Encouraging GPs to make greater use of problem-orientated opportunities to discuss smoking may have more effect on rates of advice giving than urging them to advise all smokers.