Smoking in Psychiatric Hospitals: What is the Role of Nursing Staff?

Authors : Z. Bencharfa; Y. Amara; R. Zahir; F. Laboudi; A. Ouanass

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 11 - November

Google Scholar :

Scribd :


Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the world. Studies have shown that the frequency of its use in schizophrenic patients is significantly higher than in the general population, or in other psychiatric disorders, which hinders both treatment strategies and the efficacy of antipsychotics. Various hypotheses have been proposed to explain the high level of tobacco dependence in schizophrenic patients, which it seems important to address. However, caregivers working in psychiatric wards reportedly trivialize smoking in schizophrenic patients and resist the implementation of specific care, although treatments are available in most institutions. In order to have an overview of the situation of psychiatric services concerning tobacco, we carried out the survey "smoking and psychiatry" in the form of a questionnaire addressed to professionals working in Moroccan psychiatric services. It emerged that the caregivers, although concerned by this smoking problem, do not make it their priority. Nevertheless, it was found́ that the presence of addictologists/tacologists would positively influence the attitude of caregivers regarding the management of smoking in patients with psychiatric conditions, especially with the provision of nicotine substitutes. Providing training in addictology/tobacco would encourage caregivers to better manage patients with psychiatric conditions who smoke.


Paper Submission Last Date
31 - December - 2023

Paper Review Notification
In 1-2 Days

Paper Publishing
In 2-3 Days

Video Explanation for Published paper

Never miss an update from Papermashup

Get notified about the latest tutorials and downloads.

Subscribe by Email

Get alerts directly into your inbox after each post and stay updated.

Subscribe by RSS

Add our RSS to your feedreader to get regular updates from us.