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Smoking Cessation and Caring for the Mentally Ill

Smoking Cessation and Caring for the Mentally Ill
      I created a Smoking Cessation project years ago, but plan to teach same to those in mental health, this also includes nurses and other healthcare professionals. Visit www.smokefree.gov or the CDC and develop your own tools, depending on your clients. We as nurses can help our clients quit smoking and adapt to healthier lifestyles like stress management, exercise and eating healthy. I have also written a book and working on my second one, you can create publications that's simple to help your client's quit. A great resource is : Quitline Nc, 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-800-784-8669 It's free!

Research

Research in Nursing & Health 2005, 28, 79-90 is an article called " Nurses, Smoking, and the Workplace. " Linda Sarna et. al. 

Resources

Tobacco Free Nurses is another excellent resource for nurses wanting to quit. We need to be a good role model of health for our clients. Many tobacco related diseases will impact mental health clients and slow their recovery. Some are stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, hypertension and diabetes.
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