Our hospital has been smoke free since March 1. They offer stop smoking assistance to employees who smoke, and offer patches, etc. to patients.
There is no smoking allowed on hospital property, or on the side of the road adjacent to hospital property.
Employees can be fired if they are caught smoking. Patients are given a warning, then can be discharged if they are caught smoking.
It is wonderful to not be subjected cigarette smoke while walking into the hospital. Also, employee productivity is improved.
I am very thankful!