Allen, S. C., 2009. Tobacco smoking in older people. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 19 (03), pp. 185-192.
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0959259809990256
Smoking remains prevalent in elderly people in the UK and similar countries. The adverse health effects of current smoking continue to accumulate in old age and stopping smoking in old age confers benefits on function, morbidity and mortality. Many elderly people wish to stop smoking and many are successful. Structured support from health and social care workers improves quit rates and nicotine replacement therapy can be an effective aid to smoking cessation in old age. Doctors and other healthcare staff should use the opportunities of patient contact to encourage older smokers to quit. Cognitive impairment is a barrier to successful smoking cessation.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||tobacco; smoking; smoking cessation; old age; elderly; smoking-related mortality|
|Subjects:||Technology > Medicine and Health > Medicine and Surgery|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Postgraduate Medical Research and Education|
|Deposited By:||Prof Stephen Allen|
|Deposited On:||28 Feb 2010 18:47|
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