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[Canada] A tobacco-free hospital – CAMH innovates to lead the way

Ontario hospitals must eliminate designated smoking areas by 2018, as part of legislation that has already prohibited smoking on all hospital grounds. While hospitals take action to prepare for this major change, CAMH is already there. In fact, CAMH has
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) (ca)
added Jan 13, 2017 22:17
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[UK] Anti-smoking officers to patrol Mansfield hospital sites Kings Mill Hospital.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust, which runs the sites, has pledged to make its hospital sites smoke-free in 2017. As well as urging people not to light up, patrols will give advice about quitting, talk to people about littering and issue fines to repeat o
Mansfield Chad (uk)
added Jan 12, 2017 22:02

[UK] DOCKRELL: Smoking and vaping in public places

Martin Dockrell, Tobacco Control Programme Lead at Public Health England, considers how vaping is changing thinking on smokefree policies... A key plank of PHE’s position is that vaping is not the same as smoking. You might prohibit both but you shouldn’
Royal Society for Public Health (uk)
added Jan 9, 2017 12:40

[UK-Scotland] Hospital vaping ban sends 'mixed message' about dangers, says public health expert

Smoking tobacco products was banned in all Scottish hospital grounds in 2015, but individual health boards can choose whether to allow "vaping"... NHS Fife and Lanarkshire have banned vaping, but NHS Tayside is now set to follow NHS Greater Glasgow and Cl
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Jan 9, 2017 12:34

[UK-Scotland] Leader comment: Vaping the lesser evil in the battle against smoking

if permitting vaping can help to end the absurd and grotesque sight of relatives illegally smoking outside buildings, threatening the health of patients in wards above, it would be worth the change alone. Those health boards which have decided to maintai
The Scotsman (uk)
added Jan 9, 2017 02:03

Mary E Black: New Year’s resolution—a smoke-free NHS

The NHS is not yet smoke free. But it’s time that it was. If this had happened years ago then perhaps I would not be able to darn so well. Perhaps my father would still be alive.
BMJ Group blogs
added Jan 5, 2017 05:20

[Japan] Gov't eyes legislation to prevent secondhand smoke, penalize smokers

The health ministry is seeking to submit to a regular Diet session starting in January a bill aimed at preventing secondhand smoke by penalizing those who smoke at banned spots and others who fail to take proper measures to enforce a smoking ban, ministr
Japan Today
added Dec 24, 2016 23:52
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[UK] EDITOR'S COMMENT: Enforcing ban at Bradford district's hospitals is a tough task

it seems the Trusts have little choice other than to accept that it’s a damage limitation exercise and provide facilities for those who are determined not to help themselves. As long as these facilities are away from people who don’t wish to smoke, it se
Bradford Telegraph and Argus (uk)
added Dec 22, 2016 15:37
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[UK] Hospital bosses in Bradford and Keighley admit defeat over enforcing smoking ban despite new orders to 'get tough'

Public Health England (PHE) chief executive Duncan Selbie has written to every NHS Trust asking them to execute the ban after a study by the British Thoracic Society warned that NHS hospitals were falling”woefully short” of doing so.
Bradford Telegraph and Argus (uk)
added Dec 22, 2016 15:36

[Pennsylvania] LETTER: Good Samaritan, Philhaven applauded

South Central Tobacco-Free Coalition applauds two of Lebanon County’s largest employers – WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital and WellSpan Philhaven...recently announced that they will no longer hire employees who test positive for nicotine
Lebanon (PA) Daily News
added Dec 19, 2016 23:10
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