Study reveals risks of social smoking

A study by three College of Nursing faculty revealed that social smokers—those who smoke occasionally in social situations—are at the same risk for high blood pressure and high cholesterol as everyday smokers. This nationally representative study surveying 39,555 people and published in the American Journal of Health Promotion was authored by Kate Gawlik, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, assistant professor of clinical practice; Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, vice president for health promotion, university chief wellness officer and dean of the College of Nursing; and Alai Tan, PhD, research associate professor. Read more here.