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is it right or wrong nurses smoke women young nurses more so

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nursebetty2 nursebetty2 (Member)

yes no curse thay do smoke iam on bout women girl nurses more so male men

nurses should it be

law nurses arnt aloud 2 smoke do u smoke as nurse are u girl women nurse smokes

whats yar thoughts tar i hateeeeeeee smoking by way carnt stand it :rolleyes: :rotfl: :coollook:

I do not think it should be against the law to smoke. That would be a bit extreme. However, this is my 20th day without a cigarette. I did not quit because of how it looked to others because I do not believe that is a reason to quit anything, but rather what it was doing to my body.

I breathe much better already and everyday I get by I am feeling and breathing better. I am also hoping quitting will help my sinus trouble. That is terrible.

It's a very hard thing to do..to quit. And one will not quit until they are ready. I count off each day post last cig until I feel I have finally beat my addiction. Then I'm buying myself something really nice with the money I've saved.

Roy Fokker, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER/Trauma.

Laregely agree with your post Nursefeelgood :-)

I've saved tons of money already. And I quit not just because it is against the law (didn't know it was against the law!) but figured that now was as good an 'excuse' as any and I promised myself that this time around, I'll stick to it.

It's been going great so far. Haven't had a cigarette the entire semester! So now these three months smoke-free have their own weight - I reason it out to myself that "Don't be a wimp! You been 3 months without a cigarette! You don't NEED it anymore!"

But peronally, I don't see it wrong that nurses smoke - it's your life. Your body. Your brain. You do what you want with it - so long as it doesn't bother me.

That's exactly right and congrats on 3 smokefree months.

To all of you who quit......Congrats

Is it wrong of me to be a nurse and be overweight? What about drink alcohol? And how is this different than smoking. I, by the way, am a non-smoker. I don't like it when people smoke, especially around me. But that being said, it is legal and it is a personal choice, as is eating my chocolate brownie.

congrats to those who quit...thats great. :)

Smoking is already against the law in restaurants, etc. here in NY state. What are we going to do, make it against the law in our homes and cars? That would be imposing on personal rights. Frankly, if we are going to ban smoking, then lets ban guns, alcohol, etc...................................

RN4NICU, LPN, LVN

Has 15 years experience.

To all of you who quit......Congrats

Is it wrong of me to be a nurse and be overweight? What about drink alcohol? And how is this different than smoking. I, by the way, am a non-smoker. I don't like it when people smoke, especially around me. But that being said, it is legal and it is a personal choice, as is eating my chocolate brownie.

It is completely different because a person's smoking affects the health of nonsmokers around them - as in second-hand smoke. Not to mention what being in proximity to someone that REEKS of cigarette smoke can do to folks with asthma and/or allergies. A person can eat an entire pan of chocolate brownies and it will not affect my health in the least. Said person can drink him/herself into a stupor and, unless he/she gets behind the wheel or becomes violent (both of which are against the law) will not be hurting me. However, light up that cigarette and I will soon be struggling to breathe. For some, it is more than simply a matter of just not liking it. It should not be a "personal choice" when it puts others at risk.

But smokers aren't putting others at risk if they are alone in their vehicle or in their home or on their porch. I'm all for not smoking in public places unless there is a designated area FAR away from others who do not smoke, but to impose on my personal space is wrong.

considering how expensive cigarettes are here in Canada now.....$10.50 a pack....I just can't imagine doing it anymore. I smoked for years but I'm glad I did quit. I plan to work in LTC when I am done school so I don't think it is a good idea to subject the elderly to my smoke. Besides....there is a lot I can do with that extra 300 bucks a month!!

Roy Fokker, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER/Trauma.

Thanks for the congrtats guys and gals! :) I been trying 7 years... and for the first time actually, I haven't had those cravings that I used to have before. makes me think that I can actually kick it this time around!

Smoking is already against the law in restaurants, etc. here in NY state. What are we going to do, make it against the law in our homes and cars? That would be imposing on personal rights. Frankly, if we are going to ban smoking, then lets ban guns, alcohol, etc...................................
Personally, I disagree with the smoking law ban. What business is it of the Govt. to tell me how to run my business?

Let the market decide - free will of the people! Bar/restaurant owners will advertise weather their premises are smoke free or if smoking is allowed. Those who enter either location, know the consequence (that is: No smoking in a smoke free joint or possibility of someone smoking if there is no advertisement about no-smoking). If people are actually conscious about such things, they will only patronise the palces they like/preffer. If enough people support non-smoking bars/restaurants, the ones who suppor the smoking will see their businesses drop and will automatically switch to no-smoking or go out of business.

Simple.

RN4NICU, LPN, LVN

Has 15 years experience.

But smokers aren't putting others at risk if they are alone in their vehicle or in their home or on their porch. I'm all for not smoking in public places unless there is a designated area FAR away from others who do not smoke, but to impose on my personal space is wrong.

Totally agree - personal property is an entirely different matter. After all, there are lots of things we can do in our own homes that do not belong in the public setting. ;)

Antikigirl, ASN, RN

Specializes in Education, Acute, Med/Surg, Tele, etc. Has 13 years experience.

Since I became a nurse my life changed in so many ways. One is the perception people have of me now vs before I became a nurse...and that rubs me the wrong way!

People assume that I am a walking, talking care center for any ailment known to man (and the meds). People assume I eat right and exercise regularily and go to the doc annually. People assume I don't go out and drink, and if I do I have a "drinking probelm" because I shouldn't drink because "you are a nurse!!!!!". People assume that I will chew them out if they tell me they smoke, drink, eat wrong, or don't exercise so they don't socialize with me unless it is about a BM or latest condition of a friend or family. And kids see me as a walking shot machine and don't want to get too close. Oh yeah, and that I am a nurse 24/7!!!!!

Just because I survived nursing school, became an RN didn't make me stop being who I was..bad habits and all! I do drink, and smoke and eat fatty foods too...I forget my MD appointments, drink coffee in excess, I don't go out after a long day at work and exercise, I don't keep a sterile house in the least, and I use language at times that would make a sailor blush! When I have to work I change into professional mode and get the job done...then on my breaks I go back to the person I am and that includes a smoke and coffee on my break times!

Just because I got two letters after my name didn't change me into a 'don't drink don't smoke..what do ya do ya'...I am still me, and I would find a ban on what I do legally on my OWN time to be seriously offensive! If being a nurse takes away any liberties I would have in NOT being one...I would be hard pressed to stay one! You take me as I am...just like I take my patients as they are!

Like I said, when they banned smoking of any kind, even in MY CAR at one facility...I left! I may be their employee, but not their endentured servant...LOL, plus two days of working with nicking out nurses, being a nicking out nurse was horrible to say the least! LOL!!!!!! (Oh man it was bad!!!!!!!!!).

To me, banning me from doing something I do in my own times is about as offensive as the suggestion that nurses can not be overweight at all (which has been a suggestion just as banning nurses from smoking has been!). I respect my patients to do with their bodies what they will, even if I don't agree with it...I expect the same! I didn't get into this career to become someones idea of the 'Nurse', but choose to be one with my own unique and special way of doing things..that includes separating myself from my nursing roll on my off time (it isn't like I have a few other roles to be once I get home ya know..LOL!).

Congratulations on those that have quit, and continued success for your lifetime! Maybe I will join the ranks someday..but today....ehhhhhhhh NO! LOL!!!

Since I became a nurse my life changed in so many ways. One is the perception people have of me now vs before I became a nurse...and that rubs me the wrong way!

People assume that I am a walking, talking care center for any ailment known to man (and the meds). People assume I eat right and exercise regularily and go to the doc annually. People assume I don't go out and drink, and if I do I have a "drinking probelm" because I shouldn't drink because "you are a nurse!!!!!". People assume that I will chew them out if they tell me they smoke, drink, eat wrong, or don't exercise so they don't socialize with me unless it is about a BM or latest condition of a friend or family. And kids see me as a walking shot machine and don't want to get too close. Oh yeah, and that I am a nurse 24/7!!!!!

Just because I survived nursing school, became an RN didn't make me stop being who I was..bad habits and all! I do drink, and smoke and eat fatty foods too...I forget my MD appointments, drink coffee in excess, I don't go out after a long day at work and exercise, I don't keep a sterile house in the least, and I use language at times that would make a sailor blush! When I have to work I change into professional mode and get the job done...then on my breaks I go back to the person I am and that includes a smoke and coffee on my break times!

Just because I got two letters after my name didn't change me into a 'don't drink don't smoke..what do ya do ya'...I am still me, and I would find a ban on what I do legally on my OWN time to be seriously offensive! If being a nurse takes away any liberties I would have in NOT being one...I would be hard pressed to stay one! You take me as I am...just like I take my patients as they are!

Like I said, when they banned smoking of any kind, even in MY CAR at one facility...I left! I may be their employee, but not their endentured servant...LOL, plus two days of working with nicking out nurses, being a nicking out nurse was horrible to say the least! LOL!!!!!! (Oh man it was bad!!!!!!!!!).

To me, banning me from doing something I do in my own times is about as offensive as the suggestion that nurses can not be overweight at all (which has been a suggestion just as banning nurses from smoking has been!). I respect my patients to do with their bodies what they will, even if I don't agree with it...I expect the same! I didn't get into this career to become someones idea of the 'Nurse', but choose to be one with my own unique and special way of doing things..that includes separating myself from my nursing roll on my off time (it isn't like I have a few other roles to be once I get home ya know..LOL!).

Congratulations on those that have quit, and continued success for your lifetime! Maybe I will join the ranks someday..but today....ehhhhhhhh NO! LOL!!!

so i take it youre smoker is that u in youre advauter how old are u i guess youre smoker rest u point tacking but dont think u gets me

way i mean it its hard explane heare goes if youre nurse youre job invovles health so becas that becas u see pepole diy smoking shound it be right nurses dont smoke not life just at work same carers i not saying ban fully but no harm come ban hospitalls fully my point :rolleyes: :imbar but i gets evy1s views

this is gonna sound soo rude and i appologize beforehand really. :)

but your posts are sometimes kinda hard to read. could you put in some punctuation every now and then so we can tell where something ends and begins? sorry I'm not trying to be the grammar police because mine is bad from time to time....thanks....that said I do get your point :p Thanks much

I completely agree with TriageRN34. I should disclose that I'm a social smoker that does not smoke on my break or have nicotine withdrawl regardless of how long I need to go without smoking. But I do enjoy a relaxing cigarette when I'm winding down at home with my feet up after a hard day of work. I am aware of second hand smoke and the odor. I also am aware of the inconsiderate smokers that couldn't care less about exposing others to their smoke and odor. But there are inconsiderate people everywhere. If everyone would be considerate of the effect their action has on others we would be living in a far better place but that is not the case. So I say smokers need not smoke in a crowded stadium (even though it's outdoors) or anywhere where proximity to non smokers cannot be controlled and practice good oral hygene after smoking (mint anyone?) and the non smokers stop bi#*@ing about "second hand smoke". Don't forget that there are people that will CHOOSE to come near someone's smoke (that is what we're bashing here, right?) and give dirty looks, fake a cough, or better yet comment aloud how disgusting it is to smoke. That really ticks me off. Respect for others is of essence here. Let's respect each other regardless of our profession. Remember that we all have habits that others won't approve of. How would you feel if yours would come under attack as strong as it has been for smokers?

I agree with you as well TriageRN. Being a nurse certainly doesn't change who we are or any of our bad habits. Believe me I have many as well. I probably wouldn't have ever quit, by the way, if smoking were somehow outlawed. That would make me want one all the more because of my rebellious nature and because it would be plain wrong for any government to take them away now. I quit, rather, for myself and my children not because of what anyone would think or the damage I might do to our nursing profession. We ARE human afterall. :)

For those who feel offended by another's smoking habits there are things you can do about it. Do not sit in a smoking section in a restaurant (There are very few of those left and that was very annoying when I smoked) Don't choose to initiate a conversation when another nurse is on break smoking a cigarette if that offends you etc. I'm just happy I can now go out on break with my friends who smoke without having the cravings like I did at first. It was hard feeling like I was left out during that time.

I have to agree with Jennynicu. I cannot understand your posts at all. It really does not take any longer to spell correctly and to use punctuation. I hope you do this when you chart at work.

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