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Nursing Care Plan about Smoking

Despite the known dangers and deaths 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 chemic…

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

The head of Phillip Morris International, Louis Camilleri, a long-time smoker, told a cancer nurse that smoking “is not that hard to quit”, during an annual shareholder meeting in New York. He said there are more previous smokers than current smokers in America today. Cancer nurse, Elisabeth Gunersen, from San Francisco was explaining the cost of smoking and the global human death toll (5 million annually) when he came out with the…

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

Smoking is a choice given to an individual.  The practice of smoking is a practice of the individual freedom or right to have control to one’s body.  Proscribing smoking on the basis of one’s profession as a nurse is a violation of human rights. While it is ideal and commendable to train nurses to avoid smoking because its practice is absolutely in contrast to the objectives of the nursing profession, which is the promotion of health, banning n…

Nurses Can Help Patients Manage Vices

…f a  nurse’s job. . Here’s a look at some common vices and how you can help. Tobacco: Coming up with smoking cessation goals and interventions for patients can be difficult, especially when it is estimated that 18 percent of 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 inc…

Many Filipinos Exposed To Second-Hand Smoke According to GATS

…aily 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 policies “disallowing” smoking yet 13.9% were exposed to second hand smoke (SHS). More than a quarter (25.5%) of F…

Calls To Ban Menthol Cigarettes, US

…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 altogether rather than switch to another type of cigarette, if the US were to ban menthol cigarettes. Written by: Catharine Paddock…

How Nurses Prevent Hypertension

Hypertension is one of the most common diseases that afflict many Filipinos.  Statistical estimates show that more 11 million Filipinos suffer from hypertension.  Hypertension or high blood pressure or simply “high-blood” as it is typically referred by Pinoys, is a persistent health condition in which the systemic arterial blood pressure is eminent or high.  This means that the heart needs to work extra harder to be able to pump blood under nor…

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…