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Smoking cessation in the Czech Republic

9th - 13th Sep 2012

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Published: 20.09.12
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Linda Sarna – University of California Los Angeles, USA

Linda Sarna talks to ecancer at ICCN 17, in Prague, about smoking cessation and nurse education programs in the Czech Republic.


Currently in the Czech Republic, tobacco use causes one-in-four cases of cancer with over one-third of the population smoking.


Research shows that nurses using evidence-based support can aid in the cessation of patient smoking habits. Normally patients do not have access to this type of care, even after diagnosis.


At a pre-confernce workshop at ICCN 17 training was delivered to nurses, in collaboration with Czech doctors and nurses who are experts in tobacco control,  with the goal of giveing all nurses a minimum knowledge of smoking cessation protocol.


At the end of the workshop each nurse committed to training 10 to 20 other in what they have learned at their hospital.

To view our education modules for nurses to help prevent tobacco use, please click on this link: Nursing education modules

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European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

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Cancer Intelligence