Manual of Smoking Cessation
A Guide for Counsellors and Practitioners
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|Format:||Electronic Book Text, 168 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 15 April 2008|
Manual of Smoking Cessation provides the crucial knowledge required if you are involved in helping smokers to stop. The manual provides facts, figures, suggested interventions and sources of further information to assist in providing evidence-based treatment for smokers wishing to stop. This manual covers the core content areas and key learning outcomes described in the Standard for Training in Smoking Cessation (Health Development Agency, 2003). Manual of Smoking Cessation is structured in two concise parts: Part 1 provides essential information on smoking demographics, along with the risks of smoking and the benefits of stopping; Part 2 offers a range of practical advice to implement with clients.
The Smoking Cessation Manual is an essential text for all those involved in the provision of smoking cessation services, including smoking cessation counsellors, nurses, pharmacists, doctors, health promotion officers, dental professionals, and other members of the health care team. The book is an invaluable resource for those learning about smoking cessation, and a succinct aide-memoire to those already practicing in the field.
The authors represent the 'who's who' in the field of smoking cessation and are affiliated to University College London and Cancer Research UK (Andy McEwen and Robert West), St Bartholomew's & Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry (Peter Hajek), and the University of Auckland (Hayden McRobbie).
About the Author
Andy McEwen is Senior Research Nurse at the Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit at University College London. His current research includes surveys of smokers and health professionals, pharmacokinetic studies on nicotine delivery systems and clinical trials of behavioural treatments; he also retains an interest in nursing research. In 1997 he began his clinical and academic career in smoking cessation with Robert West. In 2003 he took up his current post and is Director of the Smoking Cessation Services Research Network (SCSRN) and Programme Director of the UK National Smoking Cessation Conference (UKNSCC).
Peter Hajek is Professor of Clinical Psychology, Head of Psychology, and Director of Tobacco Dependence Research Unit at Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London. His research is concerned primarily with understanding smoking behaviour, and developing and evaluating smoking cessation treatments. He has authored or co-authored over 200 publications, holds various academic and editorial appointments, and had input into the UK Government's initiative to establish smoking cessation services. His Unit is involved in examining both behavioural and pharmacological interventions, and in offering treatment to dependent smokers who seek help.
Dr Hayden McRobbie is a Research Fellow at the Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand where he specialises in smoking cessation research and treatment. He studied medicine at the University of Otago and after a several years in clinical medicine he moved to London to work with Professor Peter Hajek. He worked on a large number of projects and clinical trails looking at ways to help people stop smoking, as well pharmacological and behavioural methods that alleviate the symptoms of tobacco withdrawal. In New Zealand Hayden continues his research into treatment to help people stop smoking and retains close links with the UK where he is a Visiting Lecturer at Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Programme Director of the UK National Smoking Cessation Conference.
Robert West is Director of Tobacco Studies at the Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit at University College London. He has been researching tobacco and nicotine dependence since 1982 and has published more than 250 scientific works. His research involves surveys of smoking patterns, clinical trials of aids to smoking cessation and laboratory studies of nicotine withdrawal symptoms. He is co-author of the English National Smoking Cessation Guidelines that provided the blueprint for the English Stop Smoking Services and is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Addiction.
"Few quit-smoking books are as packed with relevant information or written in such a refreshingly concise manner. The authors break down the job of helping smokers into two basic components: 'Getting the essentials', which includes facts on smoking patterns, the health risks of smoking and the benefits of stopping; and 'Practical advice', which includes practitioner-friendly guidance for brief interventions, intensive one-on-one support, telephone counseling and group interventions. Throughout the manual, the authors offer many practical suggestions, including sample dialogue for health professionals. Sprinkled throughout each section are smokers' commonly asked questions and examples of clinician responses. The design of the book adds to its usefulness, with an engaging mix of text, bolded phrases, bulleted lists, boxed features such as quotes and myths, tables, referrals and resource materials. The "Manual for Smoking Cessation" is an informative, well-stated and sound practitioner guide."
"Addiction, Vol 102: 2007"
"This comprehensive manual on smoking cessation is clear, concise and accessible, making it attractive for lecturers and students, as well as busy practitioners and counsellors. Given the well-established health risks of smoking, the health benefits of smoking cessation should be the business of every healthcare professional. This manual makes a positive contribution to facilitating that process. [This book] covers smoking demographics, health risks of smoking and benefits of cessation. However the main thrust of the text is on practical advice, including brief interventions, one-to-one support, group interventions and telephone counselling. The manual is grounded in reality and does not underestimate the difficulties that people experience in combating nicotine addiction."
"Nursing Standard, September 2006; Vol 21: No 2, 2006"
"The book is user-friendly to the highest degree with regards to both its content and format. The broad fiel