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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and helping smokers to quit

Approximately two-thirds of Australia’s four million smokers are currently considering quitting smoking, but some people need a little extra support to maintain a cessation program and quit for good.

While new data has led to some changes in COPD guidelines, encouraging people with COPD to quit smoking remains the most important recommendation—no treatment has been found to slow the progression of airflow limitation as much as quitting smoking does.

Providing support for patients with COPD and encouraging smokers to quit can be challenging. To help, the following NPS resources and activities have been developed to assist with assist with engaging with patients who may be ready, especially those with COPD:

NPS News 68: Helping smokers quit
NPS News 68: Helping smokers quit
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Prescribing Practice Review 50: Smoking cessation and managing stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
PPR50: Smoking cessation and managing stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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NPS Case Study 63 - Managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
NPS Case Study 63:Managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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Smoking cessation resources and support

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Support and resources for patients

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