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[Asia] China Prepares for Bigger Smoking Crackdown With Fines

China is considering fining smokers who light up indoors as much as 500 yuan ($81) and penalizing operators who don’t stop them, a sign of rising political willingness to curb an industry that brings in billions in tax revenue.
Bloomberg News
added Nov 26, 2014 16:37

[Maryland] Harford's hospitals will be even more 'tobacco free' in 2015

Starting Jan. 1, 2015, a tobacco product ban in effect at both University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health hospital campuses in Harford County will become even more stringent, and as of July 1, 2015, Upper Chesapeake will not hire anyone who uses tobac
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Nov 24, 2014 12:59

[Colorado, Kansas] VIDEO: Smokers, Tobacco Users Won't Be Hired By Centura Health

Centura Health will no longer hire smokers or tobacco users starting in January of next year. The healthcare company said it’s part of their efforts to enhance its smoke/tobacco-free workplace policy in both Colorado and Kansas.
CBS4 (Denver, CO)
added Nov 21, 2014 01:22

Colorado hospital giant Centura Health to stop hiring tobacco users

One of Colorado's largest health care systems, Centura Health, joined a national trend Thursday by announcing it won't hire tobacco users after Dec. 31, yet questions remain about discriminating against employees to create healthier workplaces.
Denver (CO) Post
added Nov 21, 2014 01:08

[North Dakota] Smoking is cause of fire in Fargo hospital room

A fire that injured a patient in a Fargo hospital room was caused by smoking while using oxygen according to fire officials.
KARE NBC 11 (Minneapolis, MN)
added Nov 17, 2014 12:51

Secondhand Smoke Ignored in Cardiac Admissions

Note that this single-center study suggested that secondhand smoke exposure may not be adequately addressed in patients with coronary disease. Be aware that roughly 10% of the patients surveyed reported secondhand smoke exposure, but up to 40% had labor
MedPage Today
added Nov 13, 2014 10:08

[New York] Upstate expects to screen more smokers for lung cancer now that Medicare will pay for test

Upstate University Hospital could see see a lot more long-time smokers coming in to get screened for lung cancer now that the federal Medicare program has indicated it will pay for the test. Upstate launched a lung cancer screening program two years ago,
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Nov 12, 2014 15:49
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[UK] Merseyside's brain hospital is going to ban smoking from anywhere on their grounds

Merseyside's specialist brain hospital is tearing down its smoking shelter as it moves to becoming completely smoke-free...The specialist neuroscience trust is going completely smokefree from National No Smoking Day, March 11, 2015.
Liverpool Daily Post & Echo (uk)
added Nov 12, 2014 11:10
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[UK] Prevalence of smoking among patients treated in NHS hospitals in England in 2010/2011: a national audit [FREE FULL TEXT]

delivering smoking cessation as a routine component of hospital care, as recommended by recent National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance, could achieve marked reductions in the prevalence of smoking and improve the cost-effectiveness of N
Thorax (British Thoracic Society)
added Nov 12, 2014 11:03

Secondhand Smoke Risk to Cardiac Patients Underappreciated

In a single-center study, only 17% of hospitalized nonsmokers with coronary heart disease (CHD) were asked about exposure to tobacco smoke, and only 1.4% remembered receiving any advice about this modifiable risk factor, reported researchers[1]. Thus, the
Medical Tribune
added Nov 12, 2014 10:49
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