Navigation Links
Fewer than 1 in 10 Nurses Now Smoke
Date:11/24/2008

That's a steep decline, but the numbers are still troubling, researchers say

MONDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Like Americans in general, fewer U.S. nurses are smoking than ever, but the habit's effects on those who do are still devastating, according to a new study.

The UCLA School of Nursing study found that the rate of smoking among nurses has fallen from 33.2 percent in 1976 to 8.4 percent in 2003. However, the death rate of those who do or did smoke is still double that of nonsmokers, according to the findings, published in the November/December edition of Nursing Research.

"Nurses witness firsthand how smoking devastates the health of their patients with cancer and respiratory and cardiovascular diseases," principal investigator Linda Sarna, a professor at the UCLA School of Nursing, said in a news release issued by the university. "Yet nurses struggle with nicotine addiction like the rest of the 45 million smokers in America. We are concerned that nurses who smoke may be less apt to support tobacco-control programs or encourage their patients to quit."

The researchers' findings come from an historic study on womens health launched at Brigham and Womens Hospital in the mid-1970s. The study is based on surveys completed every two years by 237,648 female registered nurses about their health.

"Quitting smoking made a big difference in enhancing longevity, especially among nurses in their late 70s," Sarna said. "Death rates among former smokers that age were 1.5 times higher than those of nonsmokers, while current smokers were 2.3 times more likely to have died by that age than nurses who never smoked."

More information

The American Cancer Society has more about cancer and health.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: University of California, Los Angeles, news release, Nov. 13, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Black gay men, lesbians, have fewer mental disorders than whites, says Mailman School of PH study
2. Fewer adverse cardiac events at one year
3. Hispanics Receive Fewer Surgeries for Vascular Disease
4. Fewer Women Getting Mammograms
5. Fewer Children Outgrowing Allergies to Milk, Eggs
6. Rural Residents Get Fewer Organ Transplants: Study
7. Children who have an active father figure have fewer psychological and behavioral problems
8. Single reader with CAD more efficient, yields fewer false positives, and possibly more sensitive
9. Fewer Steps Per Day Send Disease Markers Up
10. Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy Works in Fewer, But Higher Doses
11. Overweight kids have fewer cavities, new study shows
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Fewer than 1 in 10 Nurses Now Smoke
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... In the United States, 20 million women and ... recovery, they often feel shame for having struggled with an eating disorder as well ... workshop, “Rising Strong in Life After an Eating Disorder” -- to be featured at ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh has posted ... world. Yisrayl says this generation is a time like no other and society needs to ... , Yisrayl says he does not want to sound like an old bible beater because ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... , ... Lice Troopers, the lice removal company based in South Florida, has ... holiday season. , “It happens every year around this time,” says owner, Arie ... which is the head-to-head gateway that lice need to spread.” , As children return ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... ... "TransFlare 4K Mystique comes with 44 colorful mysterious transitions that are fully ... - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , TransFlare 4K Mystique contains 44 lens ... and light leak transitions have a very high-dynamic range for super smooth falloff. Simply ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... “Code Word: Chocolate Biscuit”: a biographical account following a man ... is the creation of published author, Marlyn Ivey, born in Lynn Haven, Florida and at ... school and at 19 years of age, he joined the Navy and got married right ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/20/2017)... , Jan. 20, 2017 Wells Specialty Pharmacy announces ... Howell Branch Rd in Winter Park, Florida ... Park . Operations have been consolidated into the 3796 ... also pleased to announce that Chad Tomlinson , former ... the Company effective immediately. Mr. Tomlinson is a Graduate of ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... , Jan. 19, 2017 Report Details ... Market? Which areas are going to grow at the ... to 2026, assessing data, trends, opportunities and prospects. ... Discover the most lucrative areas in the industry and ... assess forecasted sales across the all the major categories ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... This report on the opioid induced constipation ... the global market. Large number of chronic pain sufferers ... is a major side effect of consumption of opioid ... therapy has been prescribed to treat opioid induced constipation. ... and growing awareness about the therapy are the major ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: