November 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;Nov2008 MD Lounge, Vol. 179, p8
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the medical program "Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation" initiated by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) in Ottawa, Ontario in order to identify smokers and offer brief intervention. It states that hospital patients are the target population for smoking cessation with the aim to reduce heart disease and stroke. It also outlines the six components of the program which include the identification of smoking status on admission and pharmacotherapy aid.


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