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[UK] Smoking shelters at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Smokers are to be provided with shelters outside Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital after a smoking ban proved impossible to enforce. The shelters are aimed at moving hardened smokers away from the main entrance, where smoke has caused distress to some vis
Lynn News (uk)
added Nov 11, 2012 21:41
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[Canada] LETTER: Why allow smoking on hospital property?

My wife was released from Victoria General Hospital on Sunday. As she walked outside for the first time in more than a week, her first breath of "fresh air" was filled with cigarette smoke.
Victoria (BC) Times Colonist (ca)
added Nov 8, 2012 11:45
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[Canada] LETTER: POVAH: Enforce bylaw, don't build a 'smoke-shack'

I vehemently oppose the “on-site smoke shack” idea. That would be such a huge step backwards anywhere, but especially at a cancer treatment facility? Somewhat like building designated drunk-driving roads through hospitals, morgues and graveyards.
Surrey (BC) Leader (ca)
added Nov 7, 2012 21:55
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[Australia] Doctors call for no smoking policy to be enforced

West Australian doctors are calling for stricter policing of no-smoking areas outside hospitals, with many patients continuing to smoke on hospital grounds.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 7, 2012 12:30
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Some Smokers Light Up Even When in the Hospital

Health care facilities without smoking bans often find patients having cigarettes outside, study says
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 8, 2012 11:37
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[Massachusetts] Smokers Light Up Even in Hospital

Nearly one in five smokers continued to light up while hospitalized, an observational study in a large urban hospital revealed. Overall, 18.4% (95% CI 16.8 to 20) of patients who smoked before admission also reported cigarette use during their inpatient
MedPage Today
added Nov 6, 2012 09:25
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[Massachusetts] 1 in 5 smokers light up while in hospital

The number of smokers lighting up on hospital grounds has fallen about seven percentage points since 1995, according to a new study. "It is encouraging that there has been improvement, but it's discouraging that the nicotine replacement therapy has not
Reuters
added Nov 6, 2012 07:42
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[UK] NHS Ayrshire & Arran grounds become smoke-free today!

Today - 5 November - will be a day to remember for Ayrshire and Arran as it's the day all NHS Ayrshire & Arran grounds become smoke-free, with the exception of designated smoking areas located away from main entrances. The new Fresh Air Policy not only a
AboutMyArea.co.uk (uk)
added Nov 5, 2012 11:55
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[UK] Queen Elizabeth Hospital at King’s Lynn set to abandon ‘unenforceable’ smoking ban and build smokers’ shelters

"We have to accept that smoking is a vital safety valve for some people if they are dealing with a stressful situation or have received bad news."
Eastern Daily Press (EDP) (uk)
added Nov 5, 2012 10:28
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[UK] VICTORY FOR SMOKERS

HOSPITAL bosses have ­lifted a smoking ban after losing a five-year battle to enforce it. They are now building three smoking shelters costing £17,000 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, Norfolk.
Daily Star (uk)
added Nov 4, 2012 12:49
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