Five skin health tips for nurses


3. Stop Smoking!
According to a study by UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center, 16 percent of nurses smoke. Nurses are actually more likely than healthcare professionals in any other field to have a cigarette habit. If you fall into this category, you already know that smoking adds years to your face—making skin leathery, wrinkled and sallow before its time. For nurses, the #1 problem standing in the way of kicking the habit appears to be lack of support at work. It’s understandable that you may feel uncomfortable attending a smoking cessation group with your patients. None of us likes to feel that we’re being judged, and healthcare workers are definitely held to a higher standard when it comes to smoking. So, see if you can team up with other nurses at your hospital to help you kick the habit in a setting that feels friendly and supportive.

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