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Smoking cessation is a no-brainer: so why aren’t cardiac specialists doing it?

Quitting smoking ahead of cardiothoracic surgery is important to reduce risk, but a new study highlights the many challenges in delivering hospital-based support to patients in the peri-operative period. The study involved semi-structured interviews with 58 cardiothoracic surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and physiotherapists working in three public tertiary hospitals and three private hospitals in NSW, who ...

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