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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(3), 915-926; doi:10.3390/ijerph6030915
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National Survey of the Smoking Cessation Services in Italy

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Received: 24 December 2008; Accepted: 21 February 2009 / Published: 26 February 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smoking and Tobacco Control)
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Abstract: 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.
Keywords: Smoking cessation services; tobacco smoking; tobacco use cessation Smoking cessation services; tobacco smoking; tobacco use cessation
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Di Pucchio, A.; Pizzi, E.; Carosi, G.; Mazzola, M.; Mattioli, D.; Pacifici, R.; Pichini, S. National Survey of the Smoking Cessation Services in Italy. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6, 915-926.

AMA Style

Di Pucchio A, Pizzi E, Carosi G, Mazzola M, Mattioli D, Pacifici R, Pichini S. National Survey of the Smoking Cessation Services in Italy. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2009; 6(3):915-926.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Di Pucchio, Alessandra; Pizzi, Enrica; Carosi, Giordano; Mazzola, Monica; Mattioli, Donatella; Pacifici, Roberta; Pichini, Simona. 2009. "National Survey of the Smoking Cessation Services in Italy." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 6, no. 3: 915-926.



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