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[New Zealand] Woman desperate to smoke hid lighter inside herself

He says psychiatric patients are often in absolute desperation so should be allowed to smoke. He says one woman was so desperate to smoke, she hid a lighter in her vagina. Mr Francois says it was a terribly degrading act that wouldn't have happened if
Radio Network (nz)
added May 21, 2013 01:21
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[New Zealand] Former patients back challenge to smoking ban

Former mental health patient Sue Purdie was a smoker at the time she was in hospital in the 1990s and says if there had been ban she may have risked suicide rather than seek help. Norrie Power, a former mental health patient who now co-ordinates two Wel
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added May 21, 2013 01:20

[New Zealand] DHB defends mental health smoking ban

The Waitemata District Health Board is defending its ban on smoking in its acute mental health units, saying it's about "changing the culture".
TV3 (nz)
added May 21, 2013 01:19

[New Zealand] DHB has right to ban smoking, court told

A lawyer for Waitemata District Health Board has told the High Court a smoking ban at its Auckland hospitals is lawful. Two former psychiatric patients and a retired nurse are challenging the ban saying it breaches the Bill of Rights. Smoking has prohib
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added May 21, 2013 01:18

[New Zealand] Waitakere DHB hospital smoking ban defended

Waitemata District Health Board had the right to control what's happening on its property, the lawyer acting for the board, Jonathan Coates told the court today. That included providing a healthy environment for patients, visitors and staff, and specifi
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added May 21, 2013 01:16

[Michigan] DEARBORN: Oakwood smoking issue heats up again

Smoking within 100 feet of the Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center campus has been banned since January 2012, which has driven smokers into the surrounding neighborhood.
Southgate (MI) Press & Guide
added May 20, 2013 15:10

[New Zealand] Hospital smoking ban labelled 'torture'

A mental health patient who killed himself was put off seeking hospital treatment because he was not allowed to smoke onsite, a lawyer leading a judicial review application on smoking in hospitals says.
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added May 20, 2013 09:52

[UK] Trainee doctor reports JR smokers to authorities

A TRAINEE doctor is so fed up with smokers at the entrances to Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital he has reported it to the authorities. Jean-Francois Gelinas, from Oxford, said he tried to alert the hospital to the issue but felt intimidated by smokers an
Oxford Times (uk)
added May 20, 2013 09:44

[New Zealand] Patients 'refusing treatment' over smoking ban, court told

Psychiatric patients are refusing treatment because they cannot smoke at DHB facilities, the High Court has been told. The Waitemata DHB is defending its ban on smoking at Auckland psychiatric centres in a case heard today. (TVNZ)
added May 20, 2013 09:40

[New Zealand] Hospital should provide smoking rooms, court told

A lawyer who described a smoking ban at health facilities in west Auckland and North Shore as cruel and torturous has told a court hospitals need dedicated smoking rooms. Smoking has been banned on all Waitemata District Health Board sites since 2009.
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added May 20, 2013 09:30
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