Reported in the 5 March 2010 Chronicle of Higher Education:
Linda Sarna didn’t last long as a smoker—less than a year during nursing school. But her work to stop tobacco use as a nurse, researcher, and advocate has spanned her career. Ms. Sarna, a professor in the School of Nursing at the University of California at Los Angeles, was the principal investigator for the Tobacco Free Nurses Initiative, a project to help nurses stop smoking and teach patients how to quit, too. She is organizing a conference in China this August that will focus on how nurses can help patients give up their tobacco dependence.