Home | Clinical Smoking boosts pain intensity Written by: Independent Nurse | Published: 06 May 2013 Pain Practice (2013) DOI:10.1111/papr.12067 Smoking may increase the intensity of chronic pain experienced by older people, in light of a postal questionnaire completed by 1,141 people aged between 65 and 103 years in Sweden. Of these, 38.5 per cent reported chronic pain and 9 per cent smoked. Researchers asked participants to rate average pain during the last week on a scPlease login or register to read the rest of the article and to have access to downloads and comments. What do you think? Leave a comment below or tweet your views to @IndyNurseMag This material is protected by MA Healthcare Ltd copyright. See Terms and Conditions.