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Revista americana de medicina respiratoria

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SCHOTTLENDER, Juan et al. Encuesta de tabaquismo en personal de enfermería en dos hospitales especializados en patología respiratoria. Rev. am. med. respir. [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.4, pp.375-381. ISSN 1852-236X.

Cigarette smoking is a chronic addiction. In that respect, the role of nurses is central when it comes to stop smoking. Such role may not be effective if the smokers see that the nurses are smoking. The objective of the survey was to know the prevalence of smoking habit in nurses who work at two hospitals specialized in pulmonary diseases. The nurses who participated were classified into non smokers (NS), former smokers (FS), active smokers (AS) and occasional smokers (OS). 133 nurses completed the survey forms (74%). Their age was 42, SD ± 11 years. 71% were female, 45% had never smoked, 25% were FS, 26% AS and 5% OS. Most of them considered cigarette smoking as an addiction. 92% were willing to receive information about the subject. There were 35 nurses in the AS group, and 57% were females. The expired carbon monoxide was 16, SD ± 2 ppm. They had started smoking when they were 17, SD ± 5 years old and on average smoked 15, SD ± 6 cigarettes a day. 23% of them had no intention of quitting. In this AS group, there were more males than in the NS group. Tobacco smoking was more frequently seen as a habit than in the NS and the FS groups. The proportion of tobacco smokers in nurses is similar to that found in general population. In consequence, we should be aware of that fact so that we can offer an effective treatment with intensive support to those who aim at cessation.

Keywords : Tobacco smoking; Prevalence; Nurses.

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