Bellvitge University Hospital is currently treating around 80% of the patients who want to quit smoking through the use of new technologies (IT).

In most cases face-to-face consultations are combined with phone and web consultations. Therapy is only web-based for a small group of patients.

Bellvitge University Hospital was one of the first few to use IT in the treatment to quit smoking through the launching of a specific website: www.tabaquisme.cat. Bellvitge Hospital’s Smoking Cessation Unit has been working since 1993 and it is a reference point in Catalonia. They treat between 450 and 500 new smokers every year, who receive 4 to 5 follow-up sessions. Treatment is based on customised prescription, close monitoring of patients –especially during the first three months- and intervention on habits, simultaneously with the pharmacological approach.

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