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[Massachusetts] Smokers Light Up Even in Hospital

Nearly one in five smokers continued to light up while hospitalized, an observational study in a large urban hospital revealed. Overall, 18.4% (95% CI 16.8 to 20) of patients who smoked before admission also reported cigarette use during their inpatient
MedPage Today
added Nov 6, 2012 09:25

[Massachusetts] 1 in 5 smokers light up while in hospital

The number of smokers lighting up on hospital grounds has fallen about seven percentage points since 1995, according to a new study. "It is encouraging that there has been improvement, but it's discouraging that the nicotine replacement therapy has not
added Nov 6, 2012 07:42

[UK] NHS Ayrshire & Arran grounds become smoke-free today!

Today - 5 November - will be a day to remember for Ayrshire and Arran as it's the day all NHS Ayrshire & Arran grounds become smoke-free, with the exception of designated smoking areas located away from main entrances. The new Fresh Air Policy not only a (uk)
added Nov 5, 2012 11:55

[UK] Queen Elizabeth Hospital at King’s Lynn set to abandon ‘unenforceable’ smoking ban and build smokers’ shelters

"We have to accept that smoking is a vital safety valve for some people if they are dealing with a stressful situation or have received bad news."
Eastern Daily Press (EDP) (uk)
added Nov 5, 2012 10:28


HOSPITAL bosses have ­lifted a smoking ban after losing a five-year battle to enforce it. They are now building three smoking shelters costing £17,000 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, Norfolk.
Daily Star (uk)
added Nov 4, 2012 12:49

[UK-Scotland] Public disgust at smokers who flout lighting up bans at hospital

Survey results show an overwhelming majority are in favour of smoke-free areas at hospital entrances. NHS Lanarkshire says it will look at fresh ways to get people to follow a no smoking ban on hospital grounds after a survey found that most people are
STV (uk)
added Nov 4, 2012 01:03

[Louisiana] Local hospital gets $150,000 for massive anti-smoking campaign

Women & Children's Hospital in Lake Charles is taking some dramatic steps to fight this tobacco epidemic with the help of a huge financial grant.
KPLC-TV Channel 7 - NBC (Lake Charles, LA)
added Nov 1, 2012 20:37

[Texas] Hospitals turn away applicants who smoke

Methodist Hospital System in Houston this month announcedit will implement a tobacco-free hiring policy on Jan. 1, joining the Texas Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, which have had similar policies since last year and 2010, respecti
Houston (TX) Chronicle
added Nov 1, 2012 14:23

[Missouri] Springfield's largest employers: Proposed tobacco tax would create 3,500 jobs

Springfield's two largest employers said Wednesday the proposed tobacco tax would create more than 3,500 new jobs and greatly improve healthcare for the Ozarks. People who buy and sell tobacco products maintain they are being unfairly targeted.
KYTV KY3 (Springfield, MO)
added Oct 31, 2012 19:15

[Canada] EDITORIAL: Smoking ban a logical and defensible policy

It's unfortunate that the new no-smoking policy at the provincial addictions treatment facility isn't sitting well with some patients, but it's a good policy nevertheless.
(Prince Edward Island) Guardian (ca)
added Oct 27, 2012 09:34
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