Stanford Medical Center to ban smoking
Original post made on Aug 22, 2007
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on Aug 22, 2007 at 5:22 pm
I don't necessarily agree with banning smoking in public parks, but this type of ban is definitely a good idea. I am one of those people who end up holding their breath as they exit a business building as the air just outside is so foul. It isn't just the smoking employees that are hanging about just outside smoking and on their cell phones, but also visitors and others on legitimate reasons to call at the building who just have to finish their fag before entering.
on Aug 22, 2007 at 6:03 pm
Occasional ventilated smoking rooms would be a bit less fascist, and would do an adequate job keeping the smoke from non-smokers.
on Aug 23, 2007 at 11:58 am
It has always troubled me when young people see people in lab coats, surgical scrubs, nursing smocks, or even simply wearing a medical center ID smoking. It is easy for kids to conclude that if medical folks make this choice, with all that they know about human health, then smoking must not be so bad after all. I beleive that all medical workers have a responsibility, if they choose to smoke, to do so out of the public eye.