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[Canada] Calgary cancer patient asks why smokers are near hospitals if grounds are supposed to be ‘smoke-free’

At just 47-years-old, Tim Allsopp is battling throat cancer. He doesn’t smoke but during he’s his treatment, he says, he’s been exposed to second-hand cigarette smoke more often because he often passes by people smoking on his way to treatment at Calgar
GlobalTV (ca)
added Jul 25, 2017 14:15
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[Canada] VIDEO: Debate on hiring smokers to work in healthcare

healthcare professionals held a debate over whether smokers should be hired to work in a healthcare setting. Dr. Andrew Pipe from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute was the moderator at the debate. Dr. Pipe said while this debate was being done as a
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Jan 23, 2016 16:05
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Many Nursing Homes Operate Without Adequate Sprinkler Systems

If the nursing home your relative or friend lives in does not have sprinklers throughout the building, you probably want to push the issue, especially since even facilities with no-smoking policies had to “grandfather” current residents who smoke, allowi
New York Times Blogs
added Oct 2, 2013 20:23
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[New Hampshire] Fire official: Patient found smoking with oxygen tank

Firefighters were called for a residential medical emergency Friday morning when they found their patient hooked up to an oxygen tank while smoking a cigarette, said Assistant Fire Chief Steve Achilles.
Portsmouth (NH) Herald
added Oct 12, 2012 16:08
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[Alabama] Smoking ordinance: what are the details?

The Smoke Free Air Ordinance that goes into effect Sunday in Gadsden prohibits smoking in all enclosed areas of employment in the city and increases the distance from public entrances where smoking is allowed.
Gadsden (AL) Times
added Jan 29, 2015 01:15
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[Canada] Becoming tobacco-free is feasible, boosts safety in a mental health hospital

A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) showed positive changes in attitudes and a reduction in patient agitation after implementing a fully tobacco-free environment at Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospit
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Mar 6, 2017 16:20
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Ethiopian capital implements ban on public smoking

The move will make the capital Addis Ababa the second Ethiopian city to enforce the law after north Ethiopia’s Mekelle city, which put the law into effect in January last year. The law which came to effect nearly two years after approved in parliament i
Sudan Tribune (fr)
added Feb 18, 2016 22:56
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What you need to know about Italy's new smoking laws

There are some 10.3 million smokers in Italy, or around 19 percent of the population. The new laws aim to reduce this number and prevent some of the 83 thousand deaths smoking causes in Italy each year.
The Local Italy (it)
added Feb 3, 2016 01:02
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[Canada] Minister clarifies province's smoking policy in seniors homes

In 2009, the province designated some seniors’ buildings smoke-free or sections of them smoke-free. Docherty said the intention was to move slowly in the direction of eliminating smoking from provincial seniors’ homes. “We realize that we can’t have it
Summerside (PEI) Journal-Pioneer (ca)
added Apr 9, 2014 14:50
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[Canada] No smoking not enforced?

Patients can regularly be seen lighting up around Kelowna General Hospital, and that has one man fuming. Randy Millis is upset at the lack of enforcement of the hospital's no-smoking areas. Millis attended the KGH eye clinic this week and saw a group o
Castanet.net (ca)
added Mar 2, 2017 19:25
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