Communities with strong laws against workplace smoking have lower rates of lung cancer, a new study from the University of Kentucky found. The study by anti-smoking advocate Ellen Hahn of the UK College of Nursing is the first to show that lung cancer rates go down when smoke-free laws cover workers and the general public from the dangers of second-hand smoke.
Representatives from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing recently met with eight Kentucky legislators on Capitol Hill on behalf of Friends of the National Institute for Nursing Research (FNINR), the advocacy arm of the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR) which is one of 27 institutes of the National Institutes of Health that funds nurse researchers.
The BREATHE Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) training program is now accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP). The training uses an online platform to deliver twenty-seven hours of self-paced learning over eight weeks. Registration and information is available on our webpage.
Enrolled Chrysalis House clients participate in 10 hour and a half-long Get Fit and Quit sessions with 45 minutes of each session dedicated to group tobacco cessation content followed by 45 minutes of physical activity at the Northside YMCA.
The Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy marked 10 years recognizing smoke-free advocates and policy influencers across the state at its annual conference April 18.
An interdisciplinary team of health care providers presented early signs of success treating pregnant women with opioid use disorders through the PATHways program during the National Rx Abuse and Heroin Summit on April 18.
Ellen J. Hahn, director of BREATHE and Marcia A. Dake professor of nursing at the UK College of Nursing, discusses the impacts of tobacco use and how to prevent them on Kentucky Educational Television (KET) with Dr. Tuckson.
Members of the UK College of Nursing Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Health Environments (BREATHE) team recently had an article published in the Journal of Environmental Health (JEH) titled “Lung Cancer Worry and Home Screening for Radon and Secondhand Smoke in Renters.”
Assistant Professor Dr. Chizimuzo (Zim) Okoli picked up his first and last cigarette when he was just six years old – a mistake that landed him in the emergency room but inspired his life’s work to study mental illness and substance use among marginalized and underrepresented populations.
In 89.3 WFPL's recent article on Kentucky's smoking rates, College of Nursing Professor and Director of Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy Ellen Hahn, PhD, RN, FAAN, discusses the correlation between the prices of tobacco products and smoking rates in the state.