Smoking - page 5

I think we all know smoking is bad for us. Even if we do it, but should any place be able to not hire a smoker? I understand no smoke breaks and no smoking on the grounds. But you can't work here... Read More

  1. by   PilotJim68
    I was being somewhat sarcastic and did you read the last part of the post.....especially thank yourself????
  2. by   PilotJim68
    Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
    so INTOLERANCE and DISCRIMINATION are the answer?

    i just dont' think so.

    i think helping those who want to quit, is.
    In the healthcare setting, I dont think it is a matter of tolerance or discrimination...it is a matter of "CONSIDERATION" for the most important people in the facility THE PATIENTS!!!!
  3. by   warrior woman
    Geez you're a pilot Jim? It's a wonder your plan hasn't had to have an emergency ladning due to the weight of your EGO. My mother smoked while she was pregnant,(she quit last year BTW) and I think I turned out all right.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    if they are smoking at HOME jim, how is that compromising anyone ELSE, including patients?

    they are not even allowed to smoke at HOME.

    that is OVERSTEPPING in my BOOK!!!
  5. by   PilotJim68
    Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
    if they are smoking at HOME jim, how is that compromising anyone ELSE, including patients?

    they are not even allowed to smoke at HOME.

    that is OVERSTEPPING in my BOOK!!!
    Well, at home..they arent necessarily compromising their patients they are compromising those around them such as children or the elderly that have no choice but to sit there and breathe it all in, as far as compromising their patients, this has been addressed in one of my previous posts. Did that answer your question?
  6. by   PilotJim68
    Originally posted by warrior woman
    Geez you're a pilot Jim? It's a wonder your plan hasn't had to have an emergency ladning due to the weight of your EGO. My mother smoked while she was pregnant,(she quit last year BTW) and I think I turned out all right.
    EGO has nothing to do with it...are you trying to tell me that smoking is OK when you are pregnant...my mother smoked while I was in the womb and that was before we all knew about the inherient health risks...pregnant women who smoke today are insane and that just proves how selfish they can be when they will take drug addiction over the health of their unborn child.

    and a HUGE congrats to your mother :roll

    BTW as I have said in the past, my mother smokes and is cutting way down and will hopefully quit soon, she has been Dx'd with cancer of the bladder as a result of smoking....the carcinogens are filtered out by the liver and the kidneys and concentrated in the bladder, over the years this irritates the lining of the bladder and causes cellular changes, especially if the person is chronically in a state of dehydration (my mother NEVER drinks water). Just thought I'd let you guys know this.
    Last edit by PilotJim68 on Sep 28, '03
  7. by   jadednurse
    Jim,

    Please check your pm box.
  8. by   PilotJim68
    Done and replied
  9. by   PilotJim68
    Ok OK...this thread has gotten a little out of hand and a little off topic...I want to appologize to those that I have offended I did not mean to directly attack you, however, I still stand by my original thoughts and comments...in the future I will make every effort NOT to offend those of you whom are easily offended...if you want to discuss this with me or you want to voice your opinion, PM me and we can discuss it then...as all of you are now aware I have many thoughts on this subject and I am prepared to defend all of them with reasonable answers....


  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    My goodness. LOL
  11. by   smk1
    i'm not a nurse yet but i am pretty allergic to the smell of cigarette smoke (i don't know the brands but some are definately worse than others) i feel that if you were working in an allergy clinic or a respiratory therapy area you shouldn't be a smoker just for the comfort and health of the patients, if you kept your uniforms on site and didn't take smoke breaks (and maybe showered on site before your shift including washing our hair) maybe it would be ok. I say this just because i have been in a situation where the smoke on someones clothing caused me to go to the after hours urgent care because i was having asthma-like symptoms. If its not for the health benefits of paitients and or coworkers, then i have a problem with management getting nosy!
  12. by   rncopper
    I think the Pilot forgot to take his lexapro!
  13. by   cpgrn
    Exactly!

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