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[Pennsylvania] No-nicotine policy ignites debate: What are your thoughts?

WellSpan Health's announcement that as of Jan. 1 it will no longer hire smokers or nicotine users set off a burning debate among PennLive commenters. Many see the move as an erosion of personal freedom and wonder where it will end.
Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News
added Aug 20, 2014 12:06

[Massachusetts] Sustained Care Intervention and Postdischarge Smoking Cessation Among Hospitalized Adults A Randomized Clinical Trial [FREE FULL TEXT]

Among hospitalized adult smokers who wanted to quit smoking, a postdischarge intervention providing automated telephone calls and free medication resulted in higher rates of smoking cessation at 6 months compared with a standard recommendation to use coun
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
added Aug 20, 2014 09:29

[Massachusetts] Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

weeks after a hospital discharge may be a great time to help smokers quit the habit, and one study suggests a particular program might help. The program involved giving patients free quit-smoking drugs. It also included automated phone calls that helped
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 19, 2014 16:04
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[UK-Scotland] NHS bans smoking at north-east hospitals

One of the world’s largest cancer research charities has backed a move by NHS Grampian to extinguish smoking on their premises. NHS Grampian plans to ban smoking on their sites by March next year, in line with national tobacco policy. But health bosses
This is North Scotland (Press & Journal / Evening Express) (uk)
added Aug 19, 2014 07:28

[UK] Carstairs smoking ban held lawful on appeal

Managers of the state hospital at Carstairs were entitled to introduce a complete smoking ban on the premises, the Inner House of the Court of Session has ruled. Lord Justice Clerk Carloway, Lady Paton and Lord Brodie overturned the decision of Lord Ste
The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland (uk)
added Aug 13, 2014 10:16
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[UK] Carstairs smoking ban upheld after hospital wins appeal

A patient at the State Hospital at Carstairs who won a court ruling that a smoking ban at the facility breached his human rights has seen the decision overturned. Charles McCann challenged the ban at the Court of Session in Edinburgh after it was introd
BBC Online
added Aug 13, 2014 10:13

[UK-Scotland] Psychiatric patient has smoking victory overturned

A patient at a high-security psychiatric hospital who won a court action over a blanket ban on smoking had the decision overturned by appeal judges. Charles McCann secured a ruling that the move at the State Hospital at Carstairs was unlawful and breach
The Scotsman (uk)
added Aug 12, 2014 12:41

[Pennsylvania] Allegheny Health Network bans tobacco from grounds

The seven-hospital Allegheny Health Network will ban smoking and all other tobacco use anywhere on property it owns starting Jan. 1. Two of the network's hospitals, Jefferson Hospital in Jefferson Hills and Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, already ban smo
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 12, 2014 11:47

[UK-Scotland] Consultants refuse to accept GP referrals for smokers

Consultants at one hospital have announced that they will refuse to accept GP referrals of patients who smoke. Vascular surgeons from Edinburgh Royal Infirmary have defended their right to demand that patients stop smoking before accessing certain kinds
Pulse (uk)
added Aug 11, 2014 15:23

[Australia] $300 on the spot fines issued to smokers in public areas using new powers

Central Coast health authorities have followed through on their threat to use new powers to fine people smoking in public areas. They will soon extend this to hospital areas. NSW Health inspectors have issued the first $300 on the spot fines to people l
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Aug 8, 2014 07:57
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