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[New Jersey] Replacing cigarette butts with candy wrappers

As part of the 2008 smoking ban legislation, a statewide ban of smoking at all addiction recovery centers in New Jersey will go into effect on Dec. 12, 2012. Private, non-profit Seabrook House (Seabrook, NJ) decided to lunge ahead and make their facilit
Behavioral Healthcare
added Jan 28, 2013 17:50

[Canada] Detox no smoking policy leads to patient drop-offs

Margaret Kennedy, director of mental health and addictions at Health P.E.I., said when the no-smoking policy came into effect Sept. 24., several detox patients left the facility before they had completed their recovery. Others who were on the waiting lis
(Prince Edward Island) Guardian (ca)
added Oct 23, 2012 18:10

[California] LETTER: Outreach workers spoke out of turn

Earlier this month comments were made by Steven Gallegos and Michael Olivares, Glendale Adventist Medical Center tobacco outreach workers, to the Glendale City Council and to the News-Press that are uncharacteristic of our approach to promoting community
Glendale (CA) News-Press
added Jan 4, 2013 14:58

[Canada] LETTER: Smokers put young asthma patient at risk

we took him to the respiratory clinic at Surrey Memorial Hospital for an asthma evaluation. Getting into the respiratory clinic we had to walk through at least six people standing near the entrance smoking. Most of them were dressed in scrubs which indic
Surrey (BC) Leader (ca)
added Dec 18, 2012 12:19

[UK-Scotland] Public disgust at smokers who flout lighting up bans at hospital

Survey results show an overwhelming majority are in favour of smoke-free areas at hospital entrances. NHS Lanarkshire says it will look at fresh ways to get people to follow a no smoking ban on hospital grounds after a survey found that most people are
STV (uk)
added Nov 4, 2012 01:03

[Michigan] Updated: Nurse, patient injured in ER hospital bed fire

The Ann Arbor Fire Department responded to a fire in the Emergency Room of the University of Michigan Hospital late Saturday that injured two people. The cause of the blaze: An intoxicated patient smoking an imaginary cigarette in a bed in one room of t
added Oct 22, 2012 06:53

[UK] Trees used as ‘ashtrays’

CONCERNS have been raised over West Suffolk Hospital staff and visitors allegedly littering a nearby beauty spot with cigarette stubs. Dog walker Sandie Taylor, of Holywell Close, Bury St Edmunds, says the trees and ground at Hardwick Heath are being us
Bury Free Press (uk)
added Oct 22, 2012 04:33

[California] Cigarette sparks fire at downtown Fresno senior complex

A third-floor apartment fire at a downtown senior living center left one person with minor injuries and more than two dozen others without electricity Saturday evening, a Fresno Fire Department spokesman said.
Fresno (CA) Bee
added Oct 21, 2012 16:44

[Michigan] AAFD: Patient smoking in hospital bed injured in ER fire

Updated: Nurse, patient injured in ER hospital bed fire . . . The cause of the blaze: An intoxicated patient smoking an imaginary cigarette in a bed in one room of the recently expanded ER.
added Oct 21, 2012 16:39

[Canada] LETTER: Why are smokers getting a free pass?

I too am frustrated by the smokers and the garbage that I have to walk through every time I go for tests or chemo treatments at Surrey Memorial Hospital and the Fraser Cancer Centre.
Surrey (BC) Leader (ca)
added Dec 18, 2012 12:17
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