Tobacco Studies Program

Tobacco Free: The Nurse’s Role

April 22, 2008

Tobacco Free: The Nurse’s Role

Linda Sarna RN, DNSc, FAAN

UW Tobacco Studies Program Seminar Series with UW Continuing Nursing Education

Dr. Sarna is Professor of Nursing at the UCLA School of Nursing. She is co-founder and Director of Tobacco Free Nurses, the first national initiative focused on providing support for nurses who smoke and establishing a framework for engaging nurses in tobacco use prevention and cessation. More information about Tobacco Free Nurses can be found on the award winning website,

After completing this Nursing Grand Rounds, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the health impacts of tobacco use and the health benefits of quitting
  • Discuss how to implement cessation strategies for helping patients quit using tobacco
  • Address major barriers and facilitators of smoking cessation

This podcast, available by collaboration with the UW School of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education, offers CNE credit by online registration. Registration information, handouts, evaluations and more can be found via the podcast link below.