The results of a study we led with a group of healthcare professionals from the European Respiratory Society on the views of people with lung conditions who smoke has been published in ERJ Open Research.
As part of the study, 514 people answered an online questionnaire, which was translated into 16 languages.
The survey asked people about their lung conditions and smoking habits, their views on quitting smoking and experiences with healthcare professionals on this topic, and the kind of support they would like to receive in relation to quitting.
The responses showed that, while most people wanted to stop smoking, 90% found it difficult.
Participants made the following recommendations for how to help people quit smoking:
We also produced a factsheet, ‘Smoking when you have a lung condition’, together with the healthcare professionals involved in the project.
The factsheet is available in eight different languages.
Learn about the factors that can cause lung disease and the ways to reduce your contact with them.
Sign up to our free monthly newsletter to get the latest information and research news on lung conditions, plus views from experts and patients! You can unsubscribe at any time.