Monday, March 3, 2014

Journal Club: Change in mental health after smoking cessation

The latest journal club article is "Change in mental health after smoking cessation" http://bit.ly/NGZvc5

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Q1: how confident are you in the conclusion of this meta-analysis? Are meta-analysis studies reliable in this research area? #pcmjc

Q2: If smoking cessation results in as good an improvement in depression as do the SSRI medications, should SSRI medications ever be prescribed to smokers? Or should we prescribe nicotine patches instead? #pcmjc

Q3: Should mental health facilities allow patients to smoke? What about prisons? 

Q4: What public health measures can be taken to decrease smoking rates around the world?

Q5: Since television advertisements for cigarettes have been banned, should movies still be allowed to have actors smoke cigarettes? Aren't these actors being forced to compromise their own health, as well as the health of the viewers?

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