Telephone quitlines to help surgical patients quit smoking patient and provider attitudes.

@article{Warner2008TelephoneQT,
  title={Telephone quitlines to help surgical patients quit smoking patient and provider attitudes.},
  author={David O. Warner and Robert C. Klesges and Lowell C. Dale and Kenneth P. Offord and Darrell R. Schroeder and Kristin Vickers and Julie C. Hathaway},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={35 6 Suppl},
  pages={S486-93}
}
BACKGROUND The scheduling of elective surgery provides an excellent opportunity for cigarette smoking-cessation interventions. Abstinence from smoking may improve immediate surgical outcomes, and the surgical period represents a teachable moment for modifying smoking behavior. However, a variety of barriers to intervention exist. This qualitative, formative research identified themes to guide the development of a brief intervention used by the providers of surgical services to promote the use… CONTINUE READING

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