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Browse health promotion news, education and analysis by health promotion subsections - diet; exercise; smoking cessation and alcohol.

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Patients should be offered advice on vaping to help them quit smoking, says NICE

Viewpoint: How GPs can help smokers quit for good

Funding cuts leave GPs unable to prescribe stop smoking products

MPs to investigate safety of e-cigarettes

Diet

Year-long weight loss classes cut NHS costs and improve patient health

Weight loss programmes that continue for a year instead of the current 12-week standard...

'Weak' childhood obesity strategy criticised by GPs

The highly-anticipated childhood obesity strategy has come under fire from the BMA...

A dietary cause for murmur - case study

Anaemia was the cause of a heart murmur in a young woman recovering from an eating...

Exercise

Success rates for giving up smoking 'highest on record' in 2017

Smoking quit-rates have reached the level highest on record throughout the first...

NICE diabetes guidance backs GP referral to lifestyle programmes

NICE has updated its 2012 guidance on preventing type 2 diabetes to put greater importance...

Nicotine addiction: clinical review

Jennifer Percival outlines the key elements of smoking cessation and how these can...

Smoking cessation

DH sets out plan to wipe out smoking and ease GP workload

Smokers made a third more GP appointments than non-smokers last year, the government...

More patients quitting smoking as prevalence falls to one in seven

Official data showing that smoking prevalence has fallen in recent years shows doctors'...

E-cigarettes: An unnecessary evil or a golden opportunity?

A new study is seeking to find out what GPs know about e-cigarettes and help to improve...

Alcohol

Alcohol misuse: new government guidelines

New government proposals for recommended limits for alcohol consumption aim to reduce...

Emergency admissions for alcohol-related liver disease are highest in the North West of England

Map charts 'hotspots' in admissions for alcohol-related liver disease

Emergency hospital admissions for alcohol-related liver disease vary more than three-fold...

Just two questions can pick up most cases of alcoholism (Photo: PR Week)

Test helps GPs quickly spot patients with hidden drinking problems

A simple two-question test could help GPs identify patients with alcohol problems...

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