Nurses who smoke - page 5

i would like to know anyone's opinion on nurses who smoke. i know someone who works in an outpatient cancer center, and on her breaks she smokes outside while patients are going in and out of the... Read More

  1. by   Krissy NY
    Five Star,

    I think that you started a good topic. You should feel comfortable posting your thoughts.

    I feel this is a very stressful field to work in, whether you are an RN, LPN, CNA, EMT...etc. I know when I am stressed I reach for comfort. I do not smoke...I have other vices...sometimes food, sometimes wine..sometimes shoes I cannot afford...sometimes the ex boyfriend I promised myself I would not call

    I absolutely can emphathize with smokers. I don't like it, I don't want it in my home or my car...but most of you probably wouldn't like me after too many wines calling my ex in a pair of strappy heels I sure as h*ll can't afford

    To each his own.
  2. by   Energizer Bunny
    Krissy...you've got a way with words, sister! LOL!
  3. by   Krissy NY
    Quote from CNM2B
    Krissy...you've got a way with words, sister! LOL!
    I am glad you got a laugh...now excuse me...the pizza guy is at the door
    lol

    Mondays were invented for dieting
  4. by   Zinnia
    "I don't get to leave the floor when I need a break from the floor."
    Take your break.
  5. by   HealinghandsRN
    Quote from moia
    What is the relevance of me being a nonsmoker or a smoker? Does it change anything I said?
    I think you use that trick a lot on people in the hopes you can dismiss anything they say .....I think you probably use that trick on family and patients and when you get the answer you want you become nicely self satisfied and ignore everything they say...
    It is your chance to be morally superior, your chance to dismiss and it is arrogant and sneaky.
    Why don't you pay attention to what people are actually saying instead of sneakily looking for some way to undermine them and their opinions. If you disagree with what I said comment on that but drop the sneaky crap because it demonstrates your utter lack of interest in the topic and underlines your interest in any opportunity to undermine and dismiss.

    My comments are directed to people who cant stop complaining and revel in the moaning and groaning but would never ever confront ANY problem.
    You all know who you are and I can tell you listening to it is not only irritating it disrupts the workplace and causes a drop in morale.
    If you have a problem with odors let management and your coworkers know.
    The poor martryed nurse who sits and suffers loudly and obnoxiously gets no sympathy from me.
    [font=Fixedsys]Perfectly written....every sentence.....I see it the same exact way as u do..."every single sentence" you wrote. I have seen many, many, of these sneaky, cowardly, types of people you describe and it is very disturbing to the workplace. They need to take a look deep inside themselves, and I am sure they will see "THAT" is where the problem really is.
    Last edit by HealinghandsRN on May 4, '04
  6. by   babsrich42
    Wow! Seems as tho everyone has an opinion. And I do as well, so let me voice mine now. I am 6 months into being an ex-smoker. I have many friends who smoke and many who do not. I can see both sides of this issue. And the way I see it, we could all stand to be a little nicer to one another. I work as a CNA in a medical intensive care unit, so I see the worst of the worst....which was probablly the deciding factor in my decision to quit. In my opinion it is a personal choice to smoke or not to. My main point is this: YOU ARE NOT GOING TO CHANGE SMOKERS BY YELLING, OR GETTING ANGRY WITH THEM. I learned a long time ago that you cannot change a person....Change comes from within. You can influence people, but you will not change them.

    No One Cares How Much You Know, Until They Know How Much You Care!!!!!
  7. by   jnette
    Quote from babsrich42
    Wow! Seems as tho everyone has an opinion. And I do as well, so let me voice mine now. I am 6 months into being an ex-smoker. I have many friends who smoke and many who do not. I can see both sides of this issue. And the way I see it, we could all stand to be a little nicer to one another. I work as a CNA in a medical intensive care unit, so I see the worst of the worst....which was probablly the deciding factor in my decision to quit. In my opinion it is a personal choice to smoke or not to. My main point is this: YOU ARE NOT GOING TO CHANGE SMOKERS BY YELLING, OR GETTING ANGRY WITH THEM. I learned a long time ago that you cannot change a person....Change comes from within. You can influence people, but you will not change them.

    No One Cares How Much You Know, Until They Know How Much You Care!!!!!

    Thank you ! Nice and WELCOME post. Whooot !
  8. by   1BlessedRN
    I totally disagree with the nurses trying to take up for nurses, and themselves for smoking, I agree with the other nurses it is so SAD to see a nurse trying to tell her patients about health issues when she .....need I say more, and at the same time reeking of cigarette smoke this is nothing I'm making up or imagining I have heard pts and family members complain about this issue and it's SAD and I don't consider it judging, call it what you want it's mine and others opinion, a nurse is considered a professional to the health community, and that's not to say holier-than-thou that's just plain as I said PROFESSIONAL!!!!!! Sorry if I stepped on any toes but truth is fact, and fact is always the TRUTH!!
  9. by   Energizer Bunny
    So, nurses should then be the picture of health...we shouldn't drink, smoke, eat too much, etc???? Boy, would that make the nursing shortage worse!
  10. by   1BlessedRN
    Quote from CNM2B
    So, nurses should then be the picture of health...we shouldn't drink, smoke, eat too much, etc???? Boy, would that make the nursing shortage worse!
    Yes I strongly agree nurses should be a picture of health, if that's what you want to call it, and as for a nurse shortage if it's gonna be let it be, there are alot of people getting into nursing for the wrong reasons and not taking their job, pts, seriously they dress any kind of way, talk any kind of way, etc. but that is another post as I stated before sorry if I stepped on any toes but I'm just telling it like it is if the shoe fit wear it.
  11. by   Energizer Bunny
    Shoe fits...guess I'm wearing it!
  12. by   1BlessedRN
    Quote from CNM2B
    Shoe fits...guess I'm wearing it!
    GOTTA LOVE YA! that's what this post board is all about expressing opinions and nobody getting mad about it GOOD LUCK on your CNM!!!! :angel2:
  13. by   manna
    If people want to smoke, that's their choice - nurses or not. Sure, you'd think that medical professionals would be greater aware of the risk and make decisions likewise. For others, the pleasure or addiction of smoking outweighs the negative results.

    For me, it's a personal liberty issue. Folks have every right to do to their body whatever they want (provided they're not harming someone else in the process) - it's their private life, so it's none of our business.

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