Looking for help to stop smoking?
92 percent of nurse anesthetists in a 2006 study reported asking patients if they smoke cigarettes; the majority felt it was their responsibility to advise them to quit. Wellness is caring for self as well as others. Houghton CS, Marcukaitis AW, Shirk Marienau ME, et al. Tobacco Intervention attitudes and practices among certified registered nurse anesthetists. Nurs Res. 2006;57(2):123-9.
An option might be to look into support from your workplace or Employee Assistance Program (EAP), generally they provide helpful resources and often financial incentives to quit.
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