Evaluation of smoking prevention and cessation support programme for student nurses and their patients

  • K. Okada
  • C. Kawata
  • M. Nakamura
  • A. Oshima
Conference paper


Education about smoking must be directed towards health professionals and especially nurses, because of their numbers and their roles. Women in their 20s and 30s in Japan appear to be smoking in greater numbers than previously (Ministry of Health and Welfare, 1987,1993), and the prevalence of smoking among female nurses and student nurses is even higher (Okada & Kawata, 1995). We tried to involve student nurses in a smoking prevention programme with the view that elimination of smoking in nursing schools would not only be beneficial to student nurses but would also encourage them to help their patients to quit smoking.


Nicotine Dependence Student Nurse Nursing School Cigarette Consumption Female Nurse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Okada
    • 1
  • C. Kawata
    • 2
  • M. Nakamura
    • 3
  • A. Oshima
    • 4
  1. 1.Chiba UniversityJapan
  2. 2.University of TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Osaka Cancer Prevention and Detection CenterJapan
  4. 4.Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular DiseasesJapan

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