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Smoking cessation: SNUB OUT CAD

Langston, Summer B. MSN, ACNP-BC, CRNP; Appel, Susan J. PhD, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FNP-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000369942.62728.5c
Feature: Special DNP section: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Inpatient interventions initiated by nursing staff are beneficial in the achievement and maintenance of smoking cessation. Find out how one pilot program made it work.

Summer B. Langston is an assistant professor and Susan J. Appel is an associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Nursing, Birmingham, Ala.

Smoking and tobacco use are major, modifiable risk factors for coronary artery disease, or CAD. NPs need to be proactive through intervention and health promotion in an effort to decrease morbidity and mortality.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.