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UMMC Implements More Stringent Tobacco-Free Policy After Fatal Fire

After a patient at University of Maryland Medical Center/System died in a hospital room fire in November, UMMC has implemented a more stringent Tobacco Free Policy. After the fire, the fire department found smoking material including a lighter near the v
WBFF FoxBaltimore 45
added Apr 9, 2014 15:02

[California] Santa Clara County moves forward with e-cigarette ban

Bars, restaurants, workplaces, parks and possibly at home for those who live in multi-unit buildings in unincorporated areas. County staff was directed to come back in May with a report on expanding existing ordinances.
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Mar 25, 2014 22:09

[UK] Nurses cannot be expected to 'police' NHS smoking bans

Unions agreed nurses had a key role in offering advice and support patients, but said they should not be expected to enforce no-smoking policies or be blamed if patients did not give up.
Nursing Times
added Nov 30, 2013 12:27

[UK] Smoking ban at hospital sites

Nurses should no longer to help patients out of the ward to have a cigarette outside, while staff and visitors should not to smoke anywhere on the grounds of an NHS hospital or clinic, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence said
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Nov 30, 2013 10:10

[UK-Scotland] NHS trust wants smoking ban

NHS Grampian is proposing a tobacco policy that would make grounds at hospitals and other facilities completely smoke-free in a year and a half.
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Oct 16, 2013 03:23

Efficacy of Initiating Tobacco Dependence Treatment in Inpatient Psychiatry: A Randomized Controlled Trial

The findings support initiation of motivationally tailored tobacco cessation treatment during acute psychiatric hospitalization. Psychiatric severity did not moderate treatment efficacy, and cessation treatment appeared to decrease rehospitalization risk
American Journal of Public Health
added Aug 23, 2013 17:28

Practical Intervention Helps Patients to Quit Smoking before Surgery

A simple four-part program—including referral to a quit-smoking hotline and a free supply of nicotine patches—can increase the percentage of patients who quit smoking before undergoing surgery, reports a study in the September issue of Anesthesia & Analge
Wolters Kluwer
added Aug 23, 2013 02:27

Quit-Smoking Programs Work for Psychiatric Patients

Psychiatric patients who took part in a smoking-cessation program while they were in the hospital for treatment of mental illness were more likely to quit smoking and less likely to be hospitalized again for mental illness, a new study shows. The finding
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 22, 2013 22:21

[Florida] Baptist, Sacred Heart hospitals to stop hiring tobacco users Jan. 1

the new policy expands the scope of the ban, ensuring that newly hired employees of the hospital and hospital-owned clinics and other facilities don't use tobacco off the job, whether they're doctors, secretaries or janitors.
Pensacola (FL) News Journal
added Jul 14, 2013 10:46

[Canada] LETTER: Cheers for hospital crackdown on smoking

On behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society, we welcome the news that the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) is committed to increasing enforcement of its smoke-free policy. The Canadian Cancer Society has been leading the fight against ca
Thunder Bay (Ont) Chronicle-Journal (ca)
added Jul 8, 2013 16:43
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