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Tougher smoking and junk food rules needed in hospitals

1st February 2017

Calls for hospitals to promote healthy living by doing more to stop people smoking at hospitals.


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MIKHAN KHAN

Friday 3rd February 2017 @ 19:25

As we all know, Hospitals are places where people with, among others, diseases caused by smoking are admitted and treated. And, allowing smoking in Hospitals is just unthinkable. As Dr. Phil Banfield, BMA Cymaru Chairman, has correctly pointed out there should be no exception to the rule anywhere on hospital grounds. If Hospitals are reluctant or not able to enforce a ban on smoking in their premises because, as they say, the Law does not support such a move, they can surely think of some innovative methods by which they can dissuade the visitors/smokers. For example, they can put-up some Notices giving the alarming details/numbers of the diseases/deaths caused by smoking. Such Notices, in eye-catching and appealing headlines will surely discourage the smokers from smoking at least in the Hospital. Another possibility is, Hospitals can have a separate area where smokers can move and smoke.


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Article Information

Title: Tougher smoking and junk food rules needed in hospitals
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 28478
Date Added: 1st Feb 2017

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