Take a Stand This November 

for a Global Smokeout Challenge

The Mission: To eradicate surgical smoke from operating rooms. 

Why? Three Reasons…

1. Data shows one gram of ESU ablated tissue is equivalent to smoking six cigarettes.1

2. A recent study also found nurses with 15+ years of OR employment had a 69% greater risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) compared with those who never worked in an OR.2

3. Every Breath Matters.

1 Sahaf, O., Vega-Carrascal, I., Cunningham, F., McGrath, J., Bloomfield, F., (2007). Chemical Composition of smoke produced by high-frequency electrosurgery. Irish Journal of Medical Science, DOI: 10.1007/si1845-007-0068-0
2 Xie W, Dumas O, Varraso R, Boggs KM, Camargo CA Jr, Stokes AC. Association of Occupational Exposure to Inhaled Agents in Operating Rooms With Incidence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Among US Female Nurses. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Sep 1;4(9):e2125749. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.25749. PMID: 34542617; PMCID: PMC8453320.