New study links workplace factors with nurses’ smoking behaviors
Smoking by Nurses Creates Workplace Issues
Download the entire report PDF format, K. Order a copy. Health Canada would like to thank the following people for their valuable contribution to this guidebook:. This guide is for employers and others who promote health in the workplace. It outlines the reasons why workplaces should get involved and support employees' efforts to cut down or quit smoking. It also provides practical, relevant material on smoking cessation that can be used either as part of a comprehensive wellness program or as an initiative on its own.
Work factors and smoking cessation in nurses' aides: a prospective cohort study
Photo courtesy of AAN. Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. Yet here in the United States,
Nurses who smoke experience feelings of guilt and embarrassment and also might be less likely to intercede with patients to encourage them to quit smoking because they feel to do so would be hypocritical. TFNI interviews with nurses revealed that nurses who smoke sometimes fail to intercede with patients about cigarette smoking because they themselves are smokers, and so feel hypocritical in telling others to quit. In addition, they have not been effectively trained to intervene with patients about smoking. Sarna said that in the sometimes grueling schedule of a nurse, the only available excuse to leave for a break was to satisfy a craving for nicotine.