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Hospital Smoking

Smokers Need Not Apply

Ventura County Star | Tom Kisken | Posted 03.04.2013 | Los Angeles

Community Memorial Health System, which runs two hospitals and a network of clinics in west Ventura County, will no longer hire people who use tobacco...

Why All Hospital Campuses Should Be Smoke-Free

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

A nurse shouldn't smell like she just smoked an entire pack of cigarettes. If my nose wrinkles at the foul odor of stale smoke on one of the hospital caregivers, imagine how the patient struggling with nausea must feel as the same nurse leans over them to listen to their chest.