PROVIDENCE – The
The initiative was led last summer by three nursing students – Ericka Samoorian, president of the RIC Student Nurses Association; Alicia Harris, association treasurer and Alexandra Gadbois, association project coordinator. The three are all members of the class of 2014.
Dr. Michael Fine, director of the
According to the school’s website, Fine said that nurses have the highest smoking rate of health professionals.
RIC reported that the students found in a survey last summer that 87 percent of their classmates favored a tobacco ban.
The students worked with the R.I. Department of Health and the