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Alabama's largest employer to stop hiring smokers, dippers and chewers

Starting July 1, 2013, all new hires at the University of Alabama Medical Center must be tobacco-free. The new policy announced Wednesday makes UAB the latest medical facility across the country on record refusing to hire tobacco users.
Examiner.com (National)
added Nov 21, 2012 11:34
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[Alabama] UAB medical agencies to stop hiring tobacco users

UAB Medicine says it's going to quit hiring anyone who uses tobacco starting next year. The system announced Wednesday that its hospitals, clinics and other divisions will no longer hire anyone who smokes or uses smokeless tobacco products after July 1,
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 14, 2012 13:21
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[New Zealand] Man fatally burnt having a smoke

Staff at a Waikato rest home are in shock after an elderly resident suffered extensive burns - later dying in hospital - after a cigarette set fire to his clothing. . . . , and died later in Waikato Hospital. The man is believed to have been smoking in
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Nov 13, 2012 02:49
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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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