New Publication in the Journal of Vascular Surgery

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"Impact of a Regional Smoking Cessation Intervention for Vascular Surgery Patients" was recently published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery. This paper, by Drs. Ryan Howard, Jeremy Albright, Nicholas Osborne, Michael Englesbe, Philip Goodney, and Peter Henke, concludes that in a cohort of vascular surgical patients where tobacco use was common, nearly one-half of patients quit smoking one year after surgery. Receiving two smoking cessation intervention components was associated with quitting at 30 days. Overall, these results demonstrate encouraging quit rates and identify an opportunity for longer-term intervention to maintain even greater one-year tobacco cessation.