Table 2

Preferred discharge pathways selected by patients identified as active smokers and admitted to hospital during the study

Discharge pathway descriptionNumbers of participants selecting this option
Hospital tobacco dependency team follow-up (face to face)57% (57/100)
Hospital tobacco dependency team follow-up (virtual)63% (63/100)
Community physician/GP follow-up77% (77/100)
Community pharmacist follow-up56% (56/100)
Community stop smoking service41% (41/100)
No further support after discharge45% (45/100)
  • GP, general practitioner.