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Nursing Care Plan about Smoking

…s related to smoking as well as the multitude of anti-smoking campaigns around the world, smoking remains a difficult habit to break. In fact every year, millions of new smokers are born. The primary reason why it is hard to quit smoking is because of the addictive nature of the nicotine content in cigarettes. This chemical stimulates the release of dopamine which makes smokers feel good or relaxed. This chemical is also a stimulant that keeps…

Should nurses be banned from smoking to help promote anti-smoking campaigns?

…or legally prohibited, it should apply to all people regardless of profession. The banning should not single out a particular group like nurses just because they are engaged in healthcare. The only logical reason for banning smoking among nurses is to help promote anti smoking campaign. If that is the line of reasoning, then it follows that nurses should be banned from eating junk food to help promote campaign against obesity or should not be…

Giving Up Smoking Not That Hard, Phillip Morris Boss Tells Cancer Nurse

…n the USA: * 23.1% of adult males smoke – 24.8 million men * 18.3% of adult females smoke – 21.1 million women * 443,000 die prematurely each year from tobacco smoking * Almost 1 in every 5 deaths is from tobacco smoking * Smoking causes more deaths than the following combined – HIV, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, murders, and illegal drug use Smoking in the UK: * Approximately one quarter of the adult…

Nurses Can Help Patients Manage Vices

…f nurses themselves take regular puffs of tobacco. Many people leave quitting smoking to be their next New Year’s resolution or perhaps wait until a pregnancy. But nurses know that there’s no greater incentive to quit smoking than one’s own health. If your unit or clinic doesn’t have local resources for smoking cessation programs, take it upon yourself to start your own informational billboard (with your…

Many Filipinos Exposed To Second-Hand Smoke According to GATS

…Filipinos and 22.5% or approximately 13.8 million Filipinos smoke every day. The average age of initiation for daily smokers 18-34 years old was 17.4 years old. The knowledge, attitude and perception of the respondents that smoking causes serious illness were very high at 94%; 95.6% believe that smoking can cause lung cancer, heart attack (81.3%) and stroke (75.5%). More importantly, among those who work indoors, 65.4% of their worksites have…

Calls To Ban Menthol Cigarettes, US

…an population, including three quarters of African Americans (four out of every five African American smokers smoke menthol cigarettes). And a third paper reports a study that shows people who smoke menthol cigarettes find it harder to quit. The studies follow a recent study from the National Cancer Institute that found 39% of all menthol smokers, including nearly half of all African American menthol smokers, said they would quit smoking

How Nurses Prevent Hypertension

…e gin, whisky, brandy and rhum can raise blood pressure. Alcoholic drinks can also damage one’s liver, which is incidentally another leading disease among drinkers. Finally, one very common step to prevent hypertension is to quit smoking. Cigarettes have harmful chemicals like tar and nicotine that increases blood pressure while straining the blood vessels. It rots the longs causing many respiratory diseases which affect breathing and oxygen…

A New Nurse for a New Year

According to the American Psychological Association, weight loss, smoking cessation and increasing exercise are the top three New Year’s resolutions in America. But do New Year’s resolutions really work and change unhealthy behaviors in individuals? Sometimes they do. Those who make resolutions are ten times more likely to successfully change their behavior than those who do not partake in resolutions. Even though that means about 60 percent of…