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  • Does Your Résumé Say 'Non-Smoker'?

    ''Smokers Need Not Apply.'' That sign was theoretically hoisted by the human resources department at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley one year ago. The network consists of five hospitals and some 7,000 employees serving 46,000 patients annually. St. Luke's is the second largest employer in that region, so ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on April 27, 2011
  • Why Is It So Tough to Quit Smoking?

    Smoking is a lousy, smelly, costly habit. Even worse, cigarette packs come lined with the foil of disease -- think emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease, COPD, and more. We all know smoking is bad for us. So do patients. Education is available and anti-smoking messages are persistent. So ... if a thinking, rational population knows all about the ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on April 25, 2011
  • Leading by Example: Obama Kicks the Habit

    That old contradictory adage, ''Do as I say, not as I do,'' doesn't cut it when it comes to helping people stop smoking. In 2009 President Barack Obama signed into law anti-smoking legislation aimed at keeping young Americans from the grip of nicotine. Yet the young president was himself lighting up. Tsk, tsk. However, it turns out ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on February 9, 2011