ISNCC Tobacco Position Statement
Repository Posting Date2015-12-08T15:49:48Z
Lead Author Sigma AffliationNon-member
Level of EvidenceN/A
KeywordsTobacco; Tobacco control; oncology nurses; Smoking Cessation; Health Education; Smoking Prevention and Control; Nursing Interventions
The International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) published a position statement on tobacco control in July 2014. ISNCC believes that prevention of tobacco use, prevention of exposure to second hand smoke, assessment of nicotine dependency and support for smoking cessation are valuable approaches for nurses in order to decrease tobacco-related health problems. Furthermore, ISNCC is committed to maximizing the potential that nurses, the largest group of healthcare professionals, have in reducing adult and youth tobacco use, promoting cessation, actively protecting all people against exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke, and helping to increase access to tobacco use prevention and cessation services.