Saturday, January 12, 2013

Survey on Smoking cessation in COPD and other pulmonary disorders

Respiratory Decade supports Initiative on Smoking cessation in COPD and other pulmonary disorders in smokers of European Respiratory Society (ERS) and European Lung Foundation (ELF).
 
An ERS Task Force is currently working to produce a consensus statement on Smoking cessation in COPD and other pulmonary disorders in smokers who are not willing to quit. To inform the work of this group, the ERS and ELF have developed an online survey asking smokers with lung conditions across Europe about their experiences of having a lung condition, smoking, and trying to quit.

There is little substantive research for this group and the success of this survey could give insight into the attitudes of smokers with lung conditions and help develop patient-focused approaches with better long-term outcomes. 

The information and survey are available in 10 European languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Polish, Russian, Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch). 

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