Tobacco usage over the past 50 years
Interview: Michael Fiore, M.D., MPH, MBA, director, University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention.
Linda Sarna, Ph.D., R.N., professor of nursing, UCLA School of Nursing.
The first surgeon general’s smoking and health report 50 years ago stated that smoking causes lung cancer. Michael Fiore, M.D., MPH, MBA, recently co-wrote an article about the report's effect on society. Dr. Fiore joins “Sound Medicine” to comment on the smoking culture before the report was published, the ramifications of the report, and current efforts to eliminate tobacco usage.
Another recent study conducted by Linda Sarna, Ph.D., R.N., showed that 7 percent of nurses and 2 percent of doctors still smoke. Dr. Sarna discusses her study, why doctors and nurses are still smoking, and how it’s possible for them to deliver smoking cessation messages while smoking themselves.