Tobacco cessation (quitting smoking)
Our activity at the Tobacco cessation (quitting smoking) Clinic is aimed mainly at hospital staff who smoke and who want help in giving up smoking, but also at patients and external hospital staff who want to kick the habit.
At the Tobacco Cessation Clinic, part of the Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology Department at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, we have been providing care since 1990.
Our activity covers the following areas:
- Medical care for hospital staff, patients and external workers who wish to quit smoking and ask for help from the Unit.
- Information campaigns for hospital staff through informational leaflets about the process of quitting smoking.
- Collaboration in two different "Smoke-free hospital" campaigns at the Traumatology and Rehabilitation Hospital.
Portfolio of services
At the initial visit, we conduct a specific clinical history of the patient's tobacco use and start a series of supplementary investigations, which include: a tobacco dependency test, a motivational test and we gauge the mood of the smoker using a confidence scale. We also measure lung capacity with a spirometer and check blood pressure.
Next, we provide patients with information about the processes that can help them to quit smoking and the main reasons for quitting smoking. Finally, we draw up a joint plan for quitting, bearing in mind the level of nicotine dependency, and explain the pharmacological and non-pharmacological aids available.
At this point we schedule a control visit once a week during the first month. As of the second month, visits are monthly.
If you want to stop smoking, you can visit:
- CAS Horta-Guinardó (c/ Sacedón, 18 baixos, tel. 934 071 316 / 934 203 695)
- Your local Primary Care Centre
- Tobacco Cessation Clinic at the Hospital’s Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology Department. Old Nursing School (Tel. and fax: 934 894 214)
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