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1

What is smoking a risk factor for?

- CVD
- COPD
- Lung cancer etc.

2

Who is at risk of damage from smoking?

- smokers
- those exposed to second hand smoke....DONT FORGET

3

How many cigarettes a day puts a patient at risk?

10-15

4

What are important elements of a smoking history?

- amount
- duration of smoking
- dependence
- current motivation to quit

5

What is the difference between a quantitative assessment of smoking and a qualititive assessment?

Quant:
- Do you smoke? Secondhand smoke?
- What do you smoke?
- Duration of smoking? When started? Stop? Restart?
- Average consumption? over time?

Qual:
- Context? Triggers? Psycho-social factors?
- Dependence? how long can you last? Flying? In the morning how long before you smoke?
- Quit attempts? Why restart? Why stop now?

6

What is a summary of Smoking Questions you can use to gain a decent smoking history from a patient?

1. Smoke? Quantity? Time?
2. Context?
3. Dependence?
4. Adverse Health Outcomes?
5. Quit Attempts
6. Current Motivation