A 24-year-old female patient who smokes two packs of cigarettes per day has come to the clinic to talk with the nurse about quitting smoking. She began smoking when she was 14 years old. She complains to the nurse at the clinic, “I just can’t seem to kick the habit no matter how hard I try. I am smoking more now because of increased stress from my job.”
· What information does the nurse need to know to help this patient quit smoking?
· Which factors will have the greatest impact on health promotion related to smoking cessation in this patient?
· What steps should the nurse take to help this patient decrease her stress?