anyone else's facility going 100% smoke free? Here in MO I guess there will be a state law passed next spring which will mandate this, so area hospitals have all come together and implemented this early, as of Sept. 1. There is absolutely NO SMOKING anywhere on hospital grounds, not even the parking lot. For me this isn't a big deal, I quit smoking two years ago but some of our nurses are having a hard time, and patients too. We are a rehab facility so patients will not come knowing they can't smoke. Others are niccing pretty badly, even though theyare offered smoking cessation tools like patches. We had a whole program for staff members and their families to prepare for this, including FREE Cessation products. I don't think but two of maybe 15 actually quit.
I am neither for nor against. I feel more so for the patients but by the time they get to us they haven't smoked in a while anyway-
We had one nurse who drove around on her break just to smoke. I guess I may have done the same if it were me, I don't know.
Anyway, like I said, no real opinion here-what do you all think? Smokers and non smokers alike