Smokers vs Non-smokers

  1. Just wondering how many of ya'll health-conscious nurses smokes (tobacco products that is) :roll
    Just curious!
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  2. Poll: Smokers vs Non-smokers

    • I smoke ALOT!

      22.86% 24
    • I smoke only at work! Relieves the stress!

      5.71% 6
    • I have quit smokeing after......years.

      26.67% 28
    • I have never smoked!

      44.76% 47
    105 Votes
  3. 39 Comments

  4. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    I smoke when I wish to smoke, never thought about it and I am a cardiovascular- thorasics nurse..... But I very seldom smoke at work, I dont have time, but if I have time I do go out and smoke and come back. Im not in an area where "Breaks" happen it depends on the caseloads I have in the OR...
    zoe
  5. by   ERNurse752
    For some reason, it won't let me take the poll...
    But I have never smoked. Not even one cig...I lead a sheltered life!
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I quit about a year ago. Smoked off and on for about 7 years. I really want one right now for some reason though.

    Heather
  7. by   delirium
    I quit about 4 years ago. Every now and then I get that urge. Particularly lately because I've been so stressed.
  8. by   researchrabbit
    I had early aversion therapy. My mom smoked like a train, we took lots of car trips and I was always carsick! Associate that queasy feeling with cigarette smoke to this day.
  9. by   NurseDianne
    LOL, Heather! I rarely smoke at home, usually when we are just sitting around, grilling, having a drink (which is rare these days!). At work, I can go for hours, even most of the 12 hours shift without one. But then it hits me! I just have to escape and hit the night air and have that wonderful "breathing treatment". I tried Wellbutrin, but it made my heart race. Just can't gather all that willpower to quit. Any good answers?
  10. by   BadBird
    I never smoked, can't stand the smell of it.
  11. by   researchrabbit
    Originally posted by NurseDianne
    Any good answers?
    I'm starting hypnosis classes next week (learning how to do it)...should be all done in about a year...come see me!
  12. by   NurseDianne
    Originally posted by researchrabbit

    I'm starting hypnosis classes next week (learning how to do it)...should be all done in about a year...come see me!
    Now that could be cool. If I didn't end up clucking like chicken or barking like a dog. I hear it works, but.......hmmmmmm, just keep me informed will ya?
  13. by   researchrabbit
    Will do Dianne!
  14. by   LoisJean
    You guys are so kewl! Gotta tell you-(only because it'll make me feel good sharing this with you)--I love my cigarettes and they love me. The more I love them the less I smoke them. When I hated them, I smoked them alot. Now that I love them and know that they love me, I hardly need them at all.

    Thanks for broaching the subject.

    Peace,
    Lois
  15. by   ceecel.dee
    Under a stressful situation, I crave one, even knowing it will make me nauseous. I rarely cave.....but I do occasionally.

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