Few smokers with peripheral artery disease receive proven smoking cessation strategies
While many people with peripheral artery disease (PAD) smoke, few receive proven smoking cessation strategies from their doctor, according to new research published Oct. 3, 2018 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Thirty-seven percent of PAD patients were active smokers; 16% received a referral to a smoking cessation counseling program and 11% received drug treatment or nicotine replacement therapy; 36% of PAD smokers who quit relapsed within a year.
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