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A&E and mental health nurses most likely to smoke

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Nurses who work in accident and emergency or mental health settings are more likely to smoke than other nurses, according to an Australian study.

Researchers surveyed 1,029 nurses working across an urban health economy, of which 113 were current smokers.

The authors said: Smoking was more common among nurses who work in psychiatry and the emergency departments. Among the nurses who smoked, 45% desired to stop smoking and.

“The most common factors preventing smoking cessation included fear of withdrawal symptoms including stress, weight gain and anxiety.”

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  • Big whup! So nurses smoke, what a surprise...I would be totally amazed if non smoked as they would then be considered as Android not Human!
    What is with this world? Why is it the WHO can't afford to vaccinate the 3rd world children but can afford to waste £375m on trying to cut smoking rates in the western world? Is there not something fundamentally wrong here?
    Does anyone seriously think that we can afford for people to live to be 100? Where are all the aleady spent pension funds going to come from? Wake up people, they are stealing your freedoms bit by bit. I thought the bible was a load of rubbish but man will indeed destroy himself!

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  • i agree with u phil -
    check out zeitgeist

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