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[Pennsylvania] UPMC keeps smoking policies

Although UPMC acquired Altoona Regional Health System recently, it will not immediately change the anti-smoking policy of its new affiliate to match that of the parent organization, according to a UPMC official. Starting last fall, Altoona quit hiring s
Altoona (PA) Mirror
added Jul 24, 2013 14:17

Smokefree Lists, Maps, and Data / Ordinance Lists - As of July 8 , 2013

1) U.S. 100% Smokefree Laws in Workplaces AND Restaurants AND Bars 2) Municipalities with Local 100% Smokefree Laws 3) Overview List - How Many Smokefree Laws? 4) Summary List of U.S. Population Protected by 100% Smokefree State/Local Laws
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR)
added Jul 22, 2013 18:27

[New Zealand] Court ruling clears air over mental health smoking ban

A High Court decision clears the last hurdle to banning smoking in mental health wards, and a Southern Dstrict Health Board member is wrong to suggest otherwise, mental health consultant Graham Roper says. ''It's a clinical decision; it's not a board de
Otago Daily Times (nz)
added Jul 17, 2013 15:26

[UK] HEHIR: Stub this hospital smoking ban out

A London NHS trust wants to ban smoking, even outdoors. Those interested in personal freedom should speak out. ... The consultation is open until 9 August and is inviting stakeholders' views via a survey. I urge you to give yours!
spiked (uk)
added Jul 17, 2013 09:08

[UK] Patients face £75 fines in hospital blitz on smoking

Patients caught smoking at Britain’s biggest hospital group risk £75 fines and being discharged from care under a radical bid to improve health.
London Evening Standard (uk)
added Jul 17, 2013 08:21

[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: No smoking: UPMC's new tobacco policy makes sense

This Public Enemy No. 1 can be defeated by leadership -- and what better place than a medical system that takes its mission seriously? Far from imposing on its workers, we think UPMC is doing them a long-term favor.
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Jul 16, 2013 05:04

[Florida] 2 Fla hospitals seeking smoke-free workers

If you want to work for Baptist Health Care and Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, you'll have to give up smoking. Beginning Jan. 1, the hospital will expand its smoking policy, which already prohibits the use of tobacco products by employees, pati
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 15, 2013 17:57

[Florida] Baptist, Sacred Heart hospitals to stop hiring tobacco users Jan. 1

the new policy expands the scope of the ban, ensuring that newly hired employees of the hospital and hospital-owned clinics and other facilities don't use tobacco off the job, whether they're doctors, secretaries or janitors.
Pensacola (FL) News Journal
added Jul 14, 2013 10:46

[Pennsylvania] UPMC smoking ban to include break time

The region's biggest health care system announced Wednesday that its new no-smoking policy would take effect July 1, 2014. UPMC will continue to hire smokers but it will not allow them to smoke during their shifts or their breaks. That goes for all UPMC
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Jul 13, 2013 22:09

[UK-Scotland] £20k to banish smokers from Paisley hospital's doorway

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has spent £200,000 to totally enclose the main entrance to Paisley's Royal Alexandra Hospital. Under Scotland's smoking ban laws, that means the entrance now falls under the definition of an "enclosed public space" and make
Evening Times (uk)
added Jul 11, 2013 07:23
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