Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 definition of Tobacco focus area:
“ Tobacco use and exposure means improving health by preventing tobacco abuse, promoting tobacco dependence treatment, protecting all residents and visitors from exposure to secondhand smoke, and identifying and eliminating tobacco-related disparities. This is accomplished by partnering with state and local leaders to implement a research-based, comprehensive tobacco prevention and control plan.”
Public health nurses integrate community involvement and knowledge about the entire population with personal, clinical understandings of the health and illness experiences of individuals and families within the population.
Smoking Cessation and Prevention fall under this scope of practice