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[Wyoming] Amend or repeal - Casper discusses smoking ban

The Casper City Council, on a 5-4 vote, decided March 19 to continue preparations to amend the city’s five-month-old smoking ban. ... Hedquist told the council he had surveyed his constituents in Ward II and found 55 percent wanted the ban left in place
Casper (WY) Journal
added Mar 19, 2013 01:22

[North Carolina] Vidant sidewalk smokers beware

Pitt County Board of Health members decided last week that they want to see smoking ended in many public areas throughout the county, beginning with the sidewalks around Vidant Medical Center. At a Tuesday meeting, the nine-member board discussed how t
Greenville (NC) Daily Reflector
added Mar 17, 2013 13:39

[Saudi Arabia] LETTER: Smoking ban

This is in response to the story “19 clinics shut down in Riyadh.” The government should also strictly ban people from smoking around the medical facilities and near pharmacies as it is a serious health hazard. This is what happens during prayer times.
Arab News (sa)
added Mar 16, 2013 12:43

[UK] LETTER: Disgusting smoking policy operates near Scunthorpe General Hospital

AFTER having to visit my father-in-law over the last 10 days in Scunthorpe Hospital I am absolutely disgusted with its smoking policy. It clearly states smoking is not allowed in the hospital grounds, so why do you have to walk through a giant ashtray t
Scunthorpe Telegraph (uk)
added Mar 14, 2013 14:29

[UK] Merseyside hospitals under fire for allowing patients and staff to smoke in shelters on site

Campaigners from heart charity Heart of Mersey believe smoking should be completely banned from all hospital sites – with no smoking shelters at all for staff or patients. It comes as figures show £27.8m is lost from hospital budgets across Merseyside a
Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser (uk)
added Mar 12, 2013 05:59

[Wyoming] Casper City Council plans discussion of possible smoking ban exemptions

on Tuesday will review options for amending the public smoking ban after a majority of members at recent meetings expressed the desire to amend or repeal it. The council enacted the ordinance last year after months of contentious debate. However, the maj
Casper (WY) Star-Tribune
added Mar 11, 2013 18:06

[Florida] STRATTON: Don't snuff out smokers' chances for work

So any hiring policy excluding smokers would hurt the very people most in need of work and income. In an economy still plagued by a lack of good jobs, that strikes me as counterproductive – and kind of cold. Others have made similar arguments, including
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Mar 10, 2013 12:45

[UK] Smoking laws cuts hospital admissions in asthma kids

Smoke-free laws in England have resulted in a significant decrease in hospital admissions for asthma in children age 14 and younger. This is according to researchers who studied children's hospitalisation rates for asthma after the implementation of smo
Health-E (za)
added Mar 5, 2013 18:01

[Florida] Orlando Health to start tobacco-free hiring policy

Smokers need not apply. That's the word from Orlando Health, which announced this evening that it will start a tobacco-free hiring policy at seven of its hospitals starting in April. The move is part of a controversial nationwide trend, in which hospita
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Mar 2, 2013 01:40

CAPLAN: Barring smokers from hospital jobs unfair

Arthur Caplan says some hospitals are declining to hire smokers. But the move doesn't pass the ethical smell test.
added Mar 1, 2013 12:02
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