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1

What is the single biggest cause of premature death & preventable illness in the UK?

Smoking

2

What is the average life lost for someone who smokes?

12 years

3

The addictive effect of Nicotine is due to its ability to release which NT?

Dopamine

4

Why might someone want to quit smoking?

- Worry about health
- Financial incentive
- Guilt / shame at smoking
- Disgust with smoking
- Hope for success at stopping

5

Why might someone not want to quit smoking?

- Enjoyment of cigarette
- Need for forthcoming cigarette
- Concern about loss of self esteem if quitting fails
- Unpleasant short term effects of stopping
- Wanting / needing to hold onto perceived benefits

6

What are the sub-phases of the Cycle of Change?

- Precontemplation
- Contemplation
- Determination
- Action
- Maintenance
- Relapse / Change full adapted

7

What are the three components of Very Brief Advice in Smoking Cessation?

Ask
Advise
Act

8

Give an example of a Smoking Cessation Aid

Champix
Nicotine Replacement Therapy

9

What is NNT (Number needed to treat)?

A measuremen of the impact of a medicine by estimating the number of patients that need to be treated to achieve one positive outcome