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Jornal Médico – Smoking cessation: good assessment of motivation and personalized treatment plan determinants of an effective intervention

Smoking cessation: good assessment of motivation and personalized treatment plan determinants of an effective intervention

“Smoking is associated with several chronic pathologies, namely respiratory, cardiovascular, diabetes and cancer, not forgetting, COVID-19 in which smokers have an increased risk of developing serious illness and death”, says Lurdes Barradas, pulmonologist, director of the Pulmonology Service and the Portuguese Oncology Institute of Coimbra, with experience in smoking cessation consultation since 1997.

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