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You Can't Smoke Here.

By March 15, 2009

My hospital has been a smoke-free campus for about a year. When a patient is admitted, they are given information regarding the no smoking policy. Employees are not allowed to smoke at any time while working, even on a break. Patients are no longer permitted to go outside for a cigarette. All of the local hospitals adopted this policy in an effort to increase the local populationís cardiovascular and pulmonary health.

I wonder if anyone will notice its effect on pain?

It's a fact: smoking can make pain worse. This is especially a problem for people who suffer from chronic pain. Sadly, even though it can significantly improve your health, quitting smoking may be one of the hardest things you ever have to do. Get admitted to the hospital, however, and you may have no choice.

Being a non-smoker, I think this is a great idea in theory: make someone quit smoking, and let them reap the benefits. I wonder, however, how smokers might feel about these changes in policy.

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February 23, 2010 at 1:21 am
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