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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

[New Zealand] Judge stubs out hospital smoking challenge

A High Court judge has extinguished a legal challenge to a smoking ban in hospitals. Two mental health patients who have spent time in Waitemata District Health Board's intensive care unit and a retired psychiatric nurse challenged the DHB's smokefree po
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jul 8, 2013 16:13

[UK] U-turn on Hospital smoking shelters welcomed

The decision not to build smoking shelters was announced on Thursday following weeks of pressure from council chiefs and outraged people over the hospital’s initial decision to reinstate the shelters after a public vote. Despite reservations about enfor
This is Bolton / Bolton Evening News (BEN) (uk)
added Jul 7, 2013 20:43

[New Zealand] DHB forcing elderly to quit smoking

Manawatu health authorities are being accused of forcing elderly rest home residents to quit smoking by banning lighting up in and around their homes. The New Zealand Aged Care Association says MidCentral DHB's new contract with rest homes and hospitals
NZCity (nz)
added Jul 7, 2013 11:28

[UK] Hospital smoking shelters - FOR AND AGAINST

BOSSES from the Royal Bolton are asking you whether new smoking shelters should be built at the hospital. Although smoking in the hospital grounds is prohibited, it is virtually impossible to enforce, as it is not underpinned by the law.
This is Bolton / Bolton Evening News (BEN) (uk)
added Jun 5, 2013 00:13

[New Zealand] VIDEO: DHB smoking ban 'saves lives', court hears

But the DHB says its smoking ban is in place to save lives and shouldn't be overturned by the courts. In the High Court in Auckland today, a lawyer for the health board, Jonathan Coates, said smoking was responsible for 5000 deaths a year in New Zealand (TVNZ)
added May 21, 2013 01:24
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