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Hospital staff threatened

6th July 2007

Staff at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool are being subjected to abuse when they ask people to put out cigarettes, following the national smoking ban on July 1.

From that date the entire hospital grounds became smoke-free but now extra security has been drafted to combat abusive smokers who are flouting new rules. Staff say smoking near entrances and by open windows is causing smoke to drift inside and claim that reminder cards printed by the special no-smoking task force to hand to smokers explaining the rules are having little effect.


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Anonymous

Thursday 12th July 2007 @ 9:07

Why do smokers think they have the right to push their cancer inducing habits on other people? It really annoys me that people think they have the right to do whatever they like no matter what the consequences. Health professionals are there to promote good health so don't threaten them for doing their job.
Smokers who think it is their human right to smoke in public should think about this: Serial killers like killing and child abusers like abusing but it is against the law because it seriously harms other people! Why should smokers be allowed to harm other people and get away with it!


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