no-smoking policies - page 3

Well, today our hospital went majorly smoke-free. Smoking has been banned inside of course for years, but now you can't smoke in your car, the parking garage, or anywhere on the property. This... Read More

  1. by   annmariern
    It is still legal, people quit when they want not when they are told, especially when it involves a stressful enviroment, a hospitalization, a family death, illness, etc. Yes I smoke, yes I know how stupid it is, yes I want to quit. On my own terms. Like most smokers I think.
  2. by   kukukajoo
    Smoking is addictive we all know that, now. I was a smoker for 18 years and a 2 pack a day habit. I used to wake up and smoke in the middle of the night even!! I tried to quit SO MANY TIMES over the years!

    Well thanks to Chantix (the newly approved drug) and quitnet.com I have finally stopped and have not had a single craving!! It is like a wonder drug I tell you! Also, my insurance denied at first but my doc faxed a letter and they approved it after that with no problems!

    Personally I still have a hard time going into a convenience store where cigarette ads are right in your face. Buying them was such a habit and only now as a non-smoker do I see the propaganda and guerella advertising tactics they use! I bet they would sell TONS less if they smokes were behind the counter and not advertised so prominently in-stores.
  3. by   ann945n
    Quote from michelle95
    These hospitals that are banning smoking on campus....are they banning those artery clogging burgers in the cafeteria? What about those krispy kremes?

    Double standards. I know that smoking is bad for you but if I do it away from others..what's the difference in my smoking and the other person that weighs 400 lbs going to the cafeteria for cholesterol laden food?
    I personally think its because we have to smell smoke on you when you come back and that really gets my stomach feeling icky also we have to walk through your smoke if we pass you and look at buts on the street or smell stinky ash trays out side ect...
  4. by   RN1263
    oh, i forgot.....the hospital i do clinical at, that just went smoke free (only for staff), gives the same punishment whether you smell like smoke or smoke on their property....that's nuts!
    of course, no one should reek of smoke & you should try to cover it as best you can to be considerate, but i think that's a bit much?
    so, you're not suppose to smoke before work if you want?.....why don't they just make them illegal & get it over with already....seriously!... geeesssss
  5. by   CVICURN2003
    Quote from dijmart
    oh, i forgot.....the hospital i do clinical at, that just went smoke free (only for staff), gives the same punishment whether you smell like smoke or smoke on their property....that's nuts!
    of course, no one should reek of smoke & you should try to cover it as best you can to be considerate, but i think that's a bit much?
    so, you're not suppose to smoke before work if you want?.....why don't they just make them illegal & get it over with already....seriously!... geeesssss
    I hate the smoke smell, but I also hate strong perfume, your dog/cat/ferret (yuk) smell. I think it is stupid to punish someone for "smelling like smoke". Are they going to punish someone for giving me a headache with their strong PERFUME? We have rules about that at our hospital too...That does not seem quite LEGAL to me. I don't smoke....but goodness only knows after a stressful day I can understand why someone would.

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