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Practical Intervention Helps Patients to Quit Smoking before Surgery

A simple four-part program—including referral to a quit-smoking hotline and a free supply of nicotine patches—can increase the percentage of patients who quit smoking before undergoing surgery, reports a study in the September issue of Anesthesia & Analge
Wolters Kluwer
added Aug 23, 2013 02:27

Quit-Smoking Programs Work for Psychiatric Patients

Psychiatric patients who took part in a smoking-cessation program while they were in the hospital for treatment of mental illness were more likely to quit smoking and less likely to be hospitalized again for mental illness, a new study shows. The finding
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 22, 2013 22:21

[Virginia] Negligence suit costs Carriage Hill $1.45M

A Spotsylvania County jury recently awarded $1.45 million to the estate of a man who suffered severe burns two years ago while staying at Carriage Hill Health & Rehab Center.
Fredericksburg (VA) Free Lance-Star
added Aug 21, 2013 11:39

[Virginia] Nursing home slapped with $1.5 million fine in case over smoking policy enforcement, supervision

he sustained severe burns while residing at Carriage Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center in Fredericksburg. Staff allegedly left Roberts unattended outside the facility while he smoked a cigarette, which led to the fire, according to local reports.
McKnight's Long-Term Care
added Aug 21, 2013 11:36

[UK-Scotland] NHS Lothian fails to tackle hospital smokers

SMOKERS are continuing to flout rules at the Capital’s flagship hospital – a week after the Evening News exposed shocking numbers of people lighting up outside wards. Despite smoking around the region’s hospitals and health centres being officially bann
The Scotsman (uk)
added Aug 21, 2013 06:05

[Australia] LETTER: Sovereign House ban on smoking not fair

In response to the article in The Courier, the Lewana clinic in Warrnambool, where Andrew Rowe was chief executive, today has a Designated Smoking Area (DSA). Some patients at Sovereign House at BHS are allowed out unsupervised, others with designated p
Ballarat (Vic) Courier (au)
added Aug 16, 2013 02:18

Psychiatric patients given smoking-cessation treatment less likely to be rehospitalized

new study led by a Stanford University School of Medicine scientist. The findings counter a longstanding assumption, held by many mental-health experts, that smoking serves as a useful tool in treating some psychiatric patients. Smoking among such patie
added Aug 15, 2013 19:23

[UK-Scotland] Hospital smokers abuse staff and public

A CRACKDOWN on staff and patients lighting up outside hospitals has been urged amid reports the public are routinely abused by smokers flouting the law. An Evening News investigation found 23 people smoking near, or outside, the entrance of Edinburgh Roy
The Scotsman (uk)
added Aug 13, 2013 14:09

[New York] A01115 - Prohibits smoking on the grounds of general hospitals and residential health care facilities.

New York State Assembly
added Aug 8, 2013 05:17

[New York] Hospital grounds smoking ban signed into law

Legislation that would prohibit smoking outdoors on the grounds of hospitals and residential healthcare facilities has been signed into law by the governor.
Hudson Valley (NY) News
added Aug 5, 2013 08:44
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