Attitudes to smoking and smoking cessation among nurses
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Attitudes to smoking and smoking cessation among nurses

Sreejith Chandrakumar Assistant practitioner, Clifford Medical Assessment Unit, Kettering General Hospital, Kettering, England
John Adams Honorary research associate, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

This article presents a literature review on smoking rates among nurses and the nursing role in promoting smoking cessation worldwide. Findings included wide variations between countries in smoking rates among nurses, and the important influence of peers and family members on smoking behaviours. Several studies indicated that nurses would value more education on techniques to promote smoking cessation.

Nursing Standard. 30, 9,36-40. doi: 10.7748/ns.30.9.36.s44

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Received: 06 January 2015

Accepted: 21 June 2015