Sunday, November 19, 2006

Hospitals ban smoking on entire campus

CHARLOTTE, N.C.: The Carolinas Medical Center hospital has banned smoking on the entire campus. That means not in the parking garage and not on the sidewalks.

The ban also extends to campuses of all hospitals and doctors' offices owned by Carolinas HealthCare System. Details.

ROCKFORD, IL: Most hospitals in the Rockford area declared their entire campuses smoke-free this week. An editorial in the Register-Star celebrates:

"It has taken at least 70 years, but finally the hypocrisy has been exposed. Smoking and medicine don’t mix — never have, never will.

That’s why we’re inhaling deeply at the news that most health care facilities in the Rockford area went smoke-free this week."
Read the rest of this well-written editorial.

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