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[UK] Smoking causes nearly 5,000 hospital admissions a day - and the number is still rising

Hospital admissions linked to smoking have increased by five per cent in the last decade - but the number of deaths has fallen, new figures have revealed. There were an average of 4,700 hospital admissions a day related to smoking - a total of 1.7 milli
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 27, 2016 11:53

[Canada] Study shows effectiveness of hospital-initiated smoking cessation programs

A new study from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), in collaboration with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), has established that greater adoption of hospital-initiated tobacco cessation interventions improve patient out
Medical Xpress (
added May 26, 2016 13:27

Effectiveness of a hospital-initiated smoking cessation programme: 2-year health and healthcare outcomes [FREE FULL TEXT]

Considering the relatively low cost, greater adoption of hospital-initiated tobacco cessation interventions should be considered to improve patient outcomes and decrease subsequent healthcare usage.
Tobacco Control
added May 26, 2016 00:06

‘Opt-out’ referrals after identifying pregnant smokers using exhaled air carbon monoxide: impact on engagement with smoking cessation support [FREE FULL TEXT]

In a hospital with an ‘opt-in’ referral system, adding CO screening with ‘opt-out’ referrals as women attended ultrasound examinations doubled the numbers of pregnant smokers setting quit dates and reporting smoking cessation.
Tobacco Control
added May 26, 2016 00:05
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[New Zealand] Still no smoke (or fire) - Court of Appeal upholds DHB smoking ban

Throughout the decision, the Court gave WDHB credit for a "careful and considered process" in implementing the policy. It recognised that the policy was the result of many years of planning (between 2000 and 2009), and that it was "trialled by the WDHB o
Lexology (uk)
added May 19, 2016 16:22

[Asia, India] Smoking kills! Ajmer patient dies of bidi fire

A patient undergoing treatment at a government hospital was burnt alive in a fire ignited by him on Thursday morning. After the morning round of doctors, the patient, Nathu Singh, 49, went to the store of the hospital to smoke a bidi and accidentally set
Times of India
added May 13, 2016 19:52

[Washington] Family Health Center to be a tobacco and smoke-free campus

“Family Health Center is committed to providing a healthy environment at all of our locations. We hope to reduce harm from tobacco use and secondhand smoke, and promote a culture of wellness,” FHC spokeswoman Amber Rosewood said in a statement.
Longview (WA) Daily News
added May 13, 2016 18:07

[New Zealand] Court of Appeal upholds Waitemata DHB smoking ban

Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) is pleased to announce that the Court of Appeal issued its decision this morning upholding the legality of Waitemata DHB’s Smokefree Policy.... found the policy was legal, and did not discriminate against psychiatric
Voxy (nz)
added May 12, 2016 20:17

[Asia, India] 'Smoker' patient burnt to death in hospital store fire

A freak fire in the storeroom of the government-run tuberculosis hospital in this Rajasthan holy town burnt to death a patient on Thursday morning, sparking suspicion that the semi-sedated man was secretly smoking inside.
Hindustan Times (in)
added May 12, 2016 19:58

[UK] NHS trust lifts vaping ban on hospital grounds

The Nottingham University Hospitals Trust made the decision to ban vaping on its sites two years ago, but will allow it again after a review by Public Health England suggested it is 95% safer than tobacco cigarettes.
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added May 12, 2016 12:20
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