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Changes in Smoking Prevalences Among Health Care Professionals From 2003 to 2010-2011

Linda Sarna, PhD, RN1; Stella Aguinaga Bialous, DrPH, RN2; Karabi Nandy, PhD1; Anna Liza Malazarte Antonio, MS1; Qing Yang, MS3
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1School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles, California
2Tobacco Policy International, San Francisco, California
3RTI Health Solution, Triangle Park, North Carolina
JAMA. 2014;311(2):197-199. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.284871.
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Smoking by health care professionals is a barrier to tobacco interventions with patients.1 From 2003 to 2006-2007,2 smoking prevalences among health care professionals demonstrated no significant declines, with the highest prevalence among licensed practical nurses (20.55%) and the lowest prevalence among physicians (2.31%). With the release of 2010-2011 data, we updated these findings to assess changes in smoking status.

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