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- Jul 11, '11 by AprilAZRNThis year our hospital went tobacco/smoke free. No tobacco use while on company time, no tobacco use on the hospital campus (so if you wanted to smoke you need to clock out, walk 1 block and stand on a corner). Additionally, our insurance now includes a tobacco use surcharge of $50/month if you are a tobacco user. There was a mild uproar when it went into effect, but now, 6 months later it's just the way it is. I think it's reasonable.
- Jul 11, '11 by elkparkQuote from madpeysGenetic predisposition to disease(s) is not something over which the individual has any control -- tobacco (and other substance) use is.So when will they start genetic testing to see if you are predisposed for disease.......
- Jul 11, '11 by JROregon"Freedom"? Being addicted to nicotine is a little like slavery.
As a patient, I don't want to smell any strong smells and that would include tobacco smoke, perfume, cologne and bad breath. Can't imagine being nauseous from chemo drugs and having a stinky medical professional standing in the same room as me.
- Jul 11, '11 by lrlatI agree with THE COMMUTER. As a smoker even I can understand that a hospital would implement a "non smoking policy" at work. I have had a job or 2, that had that policy. However, what you do at home on your time..is another situation entirely. And the biggest concern I have is the same...what's next? Obesity, alcohol?? And it really seems inappropriate that current employees are exempt from the policy.
- Jul 11, '11 by kcmylornI think I'll just light up again, then file for unemployment, and social security I'm due and medicaid. Then when the timecomes- I turn 65 - I'll apply for medicare and suck the country dry. Oh I forgot to add- I'm going to buy a home in a 55 plus community.I'm going to keep all my 30 yrs of RN experience to myself. And watch all the young non smokers work.- That's my plan.
- Jul 11, '11 by DeeAngelWe are going to see more and more of this thing happen in a desperate attempt at keeping health care costs down. Rates can only raise so much before other things have to be looked at to curtail expenses. Dropping the heavy baggage first makes good financial sense, no matter how unfair people think that may be.