Pharmacists helping smokers to quit : evaluation report
AbstractIn the spring of 1992, smoking cessation courses were conducted at 20 pharmacies distributed geographically throughout Denmark. This was a cooperation between the Danish Pharmaceutical Association and the WHO Tobacco or Health unit. The overall purpose of the project was to train pharmacists to help smokers quit. The goal of the project was to study the outcomes of smoking cessation support groups at pharmacies. The project was carried out at community pharmacies using a combination of nicotine substitution (nicotine replacement chewing gum or patch) and pharmacist-led support groups. Pharmacists were required to follow a two-day compulsory training course prior to the start of the support group. A research evaluation was carried out to document the experiences and effects of this project. Data for the evaluation were collected from the pharmacists and participants during various phases of the project. This evaluation report documents the experience of all participants (pharmacists as well as support group participants) in the 20 smoking cessation programmes started in 1992. Of the original participants, 60% reported smoking cessation after 71/2 weeks. After three months the success rates were 36%. After six months 33% claimed to be non-smokers and this dropped to 29% after one year. At one year approximately one-quarter of the respondents reported smoking between 16 and 20 cigarettes a day
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. (1997). Pharmacists helping smokers to quit : evaluation report. Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/108359
DescriptionEUR/ICP/LVNG 03 03 04
61 p. + appendices.
Gov't Doc #EUR/ICP/LVNG 03 03 04
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