• Journal Article

Changes in smoking prevalences among health care professionals from 2003 to 2010-2011

Citation

Sarna, L., Bialous, S. A., Nandy, K., Antonio, A. L., & Yang, Q. (2014). Changes in smoking prevalences among health care professionals from 2003 to 2010-2011. JAMA, 311(2), 197-199. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2013.284871

Abstract

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.