Published study shows nurses can influence patients to quit smoking

According to a study published on Sept. 16 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, hospitalized smokers are more likely to quit after a nurse explains dangers and benefits to them before they are released. Sonia A. Duffy, Ph.D, RN, FAAN, Mildred E. Newton Professor in the College of Nursing at Ohio State is the lead author on the study. Read the full news release from Ohio State Research News here