Smoking Cessation Pathway

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Stop Before the Op Pathway

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Use the 3A's with any patients who smoke

Ask  - Can I ask if you smoke?

Advise – Choice is yours to smoke but when you do want to quit then the best way is with medication and support. The NHS Stop Smoking Service offers this on prescription and they have a great success rate. I can refer you if you would like?

Act – Congratulate. Either refer to own in house Adviser or follow referral process below. Signpost client to Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire website

If the patient does not wish to stop smoking please raise at the next appointment with the 3 A's (above)

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