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[UK] Health trust gets tough in smoking clampdown

Craigavon Area Hospital staff who have been dodging the on-site smoking ban by having a puff in a nearby street will soon find their path fully blocked. The Southern Health and Social Care Trust confirmed that a temporary fence has been erected at the bo
Lurgan Mail (uk)
added Dec 12, 2016 17:35

[UK] Hospitals should 'test all pregnant women to find out if they smoke' in a bid to help them quit

The advice has been given to NHS trust bosses by public health supremo Duncan Selbie as part of a new drive to help England’s seven million smokers quit
The Mirror (uk)
added Dec 12, 2016 12:46

[California] Golf courses get pass from no-smoking rules

Under a proposed outdoor ban going to a county board this week, residents can't smoke at county-controlled beaches, parks an...But players at county-owned public golf courses would be exempted, partly because the attractions have a lot of open space but a
Ventura County (CA) Star
added Dec 12, 2016 06:29

[UK] Hospitals ordered to test pregnant women for carbon monoxide to see if they smoke

The screenings would take place when mums-to-be book hospital appointments, partly as a way to save the NHS up to £2billion a year - the cost of treating 475,000 smokers - and to prevent smoking-related complications at birth. Duncan Selbie, the head of
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 11, 2016 16:49

[New Zealand] Smoking may alleviate symptoms of schizophrenia, new research suggests

Smoking may alleviate some symptoms of schizophrenia, according to a new study out of Victoria University. Study author Uta Waterhouse said this raises questions that current legislation, which prohibits smoking in places like hospitals and other health
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Dec 9, 2016 03:46

[Canada] Total smoking ban coming to hospital

The Dryden Regional Health Centre plans to implement a new smoke-free policy for buildings and adjacent grounds effective Jan. 4. The transition to a 100 per cent smoke-free facility supports the hospital’s goal to provide a safe and healthy environment
Thunder Bay (Ont) Chronicle-Journal (ca)
added Dec 7, 2016 17:01
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[UK] NHS Lanarkshire backs new legislation on smoking

NHS Lanarkshire has backed new legislation making smoking in a vehicle with anyone under 18 against the law. The new law introduced by the Scottish Government, came into force on Monday and carries a fixed penalty of £100 for those who break it. Latest r
added Dec 7, 2016 16:59
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A survey of 140 hospitals for the British Thoracic Society found that only one in 16 fully enforced a no-smoking policy. Enforcement includes giving people information on the trust’s smoke-free policy, as well as policing hospital grounds and putting up
Aberdeen Evening Express (This is Aberdeen) (uk)
added Dec 7, 2016 16:28

[UK] SELBIE: A tobacco-free NHS: achieving a step change (PDF)

To: All NHS Trust and FT Chief Executives ... I am asking for your help to reach smokers who are in your hospital waiting rooms, consulting rooms and beds. There is a clear opportunity to achieve significant short- term savings and reduce demand. NICE g
added Dec 7, 2016 16:24

ARCHIVE: “They’re Going to Die Anyway”: Smoking Shelters at Veterans’ Facilities

Despite strong VA support, the tobacco industry created a public relations–focused grassroots veterans’ opposition group, eventually pushing the US Congress to pass a law requiring smoking areas in every VA health facility. Arguing that it would be unpat
American Journal of Public Health
added Dec 2, 2016 23:04
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