Smoke-free hospital site conversations: how nurses can initiate change.
AffiliationTobacco Control Lead Nurse, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester
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AbstractSmoking tobacco continues to be the world's most preventable cause of death and disability with over six trillion cigarettes sold each year. Patients, visitors and health professionals who smoke on hospital sites present a challenge to the effectiveness of public health messages. Health professionals who ignore 'No smoking' hospital/clinic signage, and avoid smoking-cessation activity, help to sustain the perception that smoking is tolerated. Case studies, with a focus on lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), are used to illustrate how nurses can 'seed' the idea of hospitals becoming smoke-free, provide brief interventions and support patients, carers and colleagues to make that change.
CitationSmoke-free hospital site conversations: how nurses can initiate change. 2016, 25 (21):1176-1180 Br J Nurs
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
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