Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Study confirms the self-evident: that smoking bans endanger patients

The story is here.

And we are talking about Canada, where sub-zero temperatures are common. Patients who are sick must go outside, away from doorways and shelters, and expose themselves to the frosty air if they want to smoke. In the cold and dark, and according to this, security staff couldn't care less for their safety. And they need a study to confirm that this is putting patients at risk?

What would be worth a good study grant would be an investigation into why anybody should find this surprising.

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