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National Survey of the Smoking Cessation Services in Italy

By Alessandra Di Pucchio, Enrica Pizzi, Giordano Carosi, Monica Mazzola, Donatella Mattioli, Roberta Pacifici and Simona Pichini

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This investigation is aimed at providing information about structural and organizational characteristics of smoking cessation services (SCS) set up within the Italian National Health Service. Local health units and hospitals are the main institutions connected with SCS which are mainly located within the Department of Drug Addiction and the Department of Lung and Breath Care. SCS provide different tobacco-use cessation programs. Although pharmacotherapy is always used, a combination of therapeutic treatments is highly preferred. This study shows the importance of maintaining a national coordination among different SCS supporting their activity and encouraging the start up of additional services throughout the country

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Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
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