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Smoke free mental hospitals

1st July 2008

The Department of Health is to extend the smoking ban to the "buildings and grounds" of mental health institutions in England.

Mind, the mental health chairty, says that 70% of patients in mental health institutions are smokers. Sophie Corlett, Mind's Policy Director said: "Hospitals need to provide people with alternative recreational facilities and opportunities to socialise once smoking is no longer an option."


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