The healthcare corp I work for has decided to ban smoking at all of it's facilities.....no smoking by anybody, anywhere on the grounds.......No smoking for patients.....I actually think they shouldn't.....none for the doctors, nurses, none for visitors, expectant family members, etc, etc.....We've even been told that there will be No smoking in cars or in the parking lot.
I'm a former smoker, but I still believe that if a person wants to smoke, it's their life and they should have a place to do so.......even if it is in their own cars.
Other hospitals in the metro area are starting to capatalize on this idea by advertising that they 'have new & improved smoking areas'. I work with alot of nurses/doctors who smoke and they are all talking about a 'smoke out' day........like a blue flu day..........
What are your opinions about this???