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[Texas] Scott & White's new hiring policy excludes tobacco users

Officials said in a statement Thursday that beginning in 2013, those seeking jobs at Scott & White will be questioned concerning their tobacco use during the pre-employment process. Those who acknowledge that they are tobacco users will not be eligible f
Bryan (TX) Eagle
added Nov 17, 2012 18:31

[Alabama] UAB medical agencies to stop hiring tobacco users

UAB Medicine says it's going to quit hiring anyone who uses tobacco starting next year. The system announced Wednesday that its hospitals, clinics and other divisions will no longer hire anyone who smokes or uses smokeless tobacco products after July 1,
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 14, 2012 13:21

[New Zealand] Man fatally burnt having a smoke

Staff at a Waikato rest home are in shock after an elderly resident suffered extensive burns - later dying in hospital - after a cigarette set fire to his clothing. . . . , and died later in Waikato Hospital. The man is believed to have been smoking in
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Nov 13, 2012 02:49

[UK] Smoking shelters at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Smokers are to be provided with shelters outside Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital after a smoking ban proved impossible to enforce. The shelters are aimed at moving hardened smokers away from the main entrance, where smoke has caused distress to some vis
Lynn News (uk)
added Nov 11, 2012 21:41

[Canada] LETTER: Why allow smoking on hospital property?

My wife was released from Victoria General Hospital on Sunday. As she walked outside for the first time in more than a week, her first breath of "fresh air" was filled with cigarette smoke.
Victoria (BC) Times Colonist (ca)
added Nov 8, 2012 11:45

Some Smokers Light Up Even When in the Hospital

Health care facilities without smoking bans often find patients having cigarettes outside, study says
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 8, 2012 11:37

[Canada] LETTER: An on-site smoke shack would help

If a building of that nature could be put up on the property, it would make a huge difference to those of us who truly care about our health. Perhaps the hospital needs to hire some security with the authority to enforce the bylaws to ensure that those
Surrey (BC) Leader (ca)
added Nov 7, 2012 22:02

[Canada] Smokers cloud Surrey cancer centre

Smokers regularly gather outside the doors to the B.C. Cancer Agency’s Fraser Valley Centre in Surrey, even though smoking is not allowed anywhere on the premises. . . . “It’s not enforced,” Ken said. Asked if that makes smoking there okay, he said, “
Surrey (BC) Leader (ca)
added Nov 7, 2012 21:58

[Canada] LETTER: POVAH: Enforce bylaw, don't build a 'smoke-shack'

I vehemently oppose the “on-site smoke shack” idea. That would be such a huge step backwards anywhere, but especially at a cancer treatment facility? Somewhat like building designated drunk-driving roads through hospitals, morgues and graveyards.
Surrey (BC) Leader (ca)
added Nov 7, 2012 21:55

[Australia] Doctors call for no smoking policy to be enforced

West Australian doctors are calling for stricter policing of no-smoking areas outside hospitals, with many patients continuing to smoke on hospital grounds.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 7, 2012 12:30
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