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Przegl Lek. 2009;66(10):738-40.

[Polish nurses' smoking behavior and environmental tobacco smoke exposure].

[Article in Polish]

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Zakład Medycyny Zapobiegawczej, Katedra Medycyny Społecznej i Zapobiegawczej, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Łodzi. elastach@poczta.onet


The aim of the study was to evaluate the nurses' exposure to active and passive smoking. The study population consisted of 299 nurses. Among the study population detailed questionnaire was conducted incusing sociodemographic characteristic, smoking profile and environmental tobacco smoke exposure. About 18% of nurses indicated current tobacco smoking and 25% smoking in the past. Only 13% of the study population declared complete ban of tobacco smoking in their homes and 20% indicated exposure to tobacco smoke in the workplaces. The women were most frequently exposed to inhaling tobacco smoke in bars and pubs (97%), restaurants (65%) and in private cars (64%).

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