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Since: Jun 11

Earth

#1 Oct 3, 2012
Did anyone see the story on WSAZ about Cabell Huntington Hospital going smoker free? They interviewed a Mom & her pregnant daughter while they were both smoking and whining about smokers having rights. Gotta love that irony. It's actually really sad if you think about it.
DontAskDontTell

Springfield, NJ

#2 Oct 4, 2012
That is I'm glad theyre banning my husband and I do NOT smoke and I don't feel my kids should have to be subjected to it... but will it work prolly not. I took my son to Cabell to have tests done n there was 3 ppl standing by the main entrance smoking a cigarette and the security guards said NOTHING!!!!
DontAskDontTell

Springfield, NJ

#3 Oct 4, 2012
This was yesterday btw
NonSmoker

United States

#4 Oct 4, 2012
I have some friends who work there and they said there are places outside the hospital where they can still smoke and not been seen on security camera or the public. They also will go sit in their cars if cold outside or raining. I wonder if someone pulls into the parking lot and has a cigarette in their mouth, will they be ask to leave ? There is no way this smoke free policy can be enforced, they would have to hired about 15 more security guards to constantly be walking around the outside of the building and parking lot. And if someone is caught smoking will they be arrested ?
what?

Ardsley, NY

#5 Oct 4, 2012
NonSmoker wrote:
I have some friends who work there and they said there are places outside the hospital where they can still smoke and not been seen on security camera or the public. They also will go sit in their cars if cold outside or raining. I wonder if someone pulls into the parking lot and has a cigarette in their mouth, will they be ask to leave ? There is no way this smoke free policy can be enforced, they would have to hired about 15 more security guards to constantly be walking around the outside of the building and parking lot. And if someone is caught smoking will they be arrested ?
Of course they will not be arrested! It is a hospital policy not a law. Besides if you let a rent-a-cop arrest you you're a knucklehead anyway.
Nurse

Prichard, WV

#6 Oct 4, 2012
As a employee, if I see someone outside smoking I am not going to say or do anything. I was hired as a nurse, not a cop. I agree with an eariler post that security will become the largest department at the hospital if they plan on enforcing this Nov 15th policy, they will have to hire more security to patrol the property 24/7. I work with several smokers and right now, they go out behind the hospital in an alley to smoke that is a public alley and doesn't belong to the hospital. If something is said to them about smoking on their breaks/lunch on non hospital property, I see the hospital constantly being in lawsuits with employees and vistors. The non smoking campus policy is a good thing but it will never be can never be fully enforced. People are just laughing at it since smoking is bad for your health but a visitor or employee bringing a bag of cheeseburgers and french fries and a milk shack inside to hospital to eat is okay. Are they next going to have security to check bags and purses for fast food and junk food from being allowed on hospital property.
OOPS

Proctorville, OH

#7 Oct 4, 2012
There is absolutely no way they can tell someone that they can't smoke in their own vehicles unless they are going to pay the bills on the car. I will smoke in my own vehicle that I pay insurance on, buy tags for, pay upkeep on, and pay for my own gas in anywhere I please. PERIOD!
VISITOR

Uneeda, WV

#8 Oct 4, 2012
OOPS wrote:
There is absolutely no way they can tell someone that they can't smoke in their own vehicles unless they are going to pay the bills on the car. I will smoke in my own vehicle that I pay insurance on, buy tags for, pay upkeep on, and pay for my own gas in anywhere I please. PERIOD!
SO true...that is why everyone at the hospital is laughing at this new policy. We all know that smoking is bad for your health, but so is drinking, drugs, over eating and even speeding can kill you. My wife works at the hospital and she said the ladies is her department were laughing saying that the next new policy will be no more food allowed in the hospital that isn't healthy for you, so the only thing you can buy in the cafeteria will be lettuce, sliced, cubed, chunk or shredded lettuce.
Jesse The Body

Chester, VA

#9 Oct 4, 2012
Mr_Awesome wrote:
Did anyone see the story on WSAZ about Cabell Huntington Hospital going smoker free? They interviewed a Mom & her pregnant daughter while they were both smoking and whining about smokers having rights. Gotta love that irony. It's actually really sad if you think about it.
I saw the story. They looked like trailer trash. She said it was hard to quit because others kept smoking around me. So her friends and family willingly smoked around a pregnant woman. I bet were all going to be expected to feel sorry for the kid when it's born with multiple developmental disabilities.
Level 8

Since: May 12

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#10 Oct 4, 2012
most hospitals with no smoking policies involve staff cannot be smoking on property and if they step off property they have to be off the clock or else they will be reprimanded for abandonment of job.......
if you are a visitor you can smoke away from front door and in your car they cannot do anything to you if you are in your car
patients have to have doctors orders or else sign AMA
either way they will still smell like a chimney unless they cover up and wash their hands after

Its come a long way since the days when the nurses and doctors smoked at the nurses station and patients smoked in their rooms
duh

Ardsley, NY

#11 Oct 4, 2012
Isn't smoking good for a hospital's business? Why aren't they encouraging it?
KFC

Dunbar, WV

#12 Oct 5, 2012
The next thing you know we won't be able to scratch our A$$ in public, #16
nlj

Charleston, WV

#13 Oct 5, 2012
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
Packin

Proctorville, OH

#14 Oct 5, 2012
It's ok to scratch your a$$ just don't smell your fingers!!!

“Think Like an Animal”

Level 6

Since: Jul 12

Planet Earth

#15 Oct 5, 2012
Packin wrote:
It's ok to scratch your a$$ just don't smell your fingers!!!
lmao
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Level 2

Since: Jun 11

Earth

#17 Oct 5, 2012
nlj wrote:
PEOPLE JUST WEAR IT OUT. WAS SMOKING BAD FOR GRANDMA&GRANDPA WHEN THEY LIVED TO IN THEIR 80'S,90'S AND SOME IN THEIR 100'S,SO GIVE IT A BREAK PEOPLE. EVERYTHING YOU ARE EATING HAS SHIT IN IT TOO,THEY SPRAY THE VEGGIES AND FRUIT WITH ALL KINDS OF CHEMICALS,YOU DRINK IT IN THE NASTY WATER FROM THE OHIO RIVER AND WE ARE DOWN WIND FROM CHEMICAL VALLEY WHICH IS NITRO,ST ALBANS AND CHARLESTON. PEOPLE HAVE SMOKED FOR YRS AND SOME HAVE NEVER GOTTEN CANCER AND SOME HAVE LIKE ME,BUT IF PEOPLE WANT TO SMOKE,WHERES THEIR RIGHTS AS AN AMERICAN? NON-SMOKERS GET THEIR RIGHTS UPHELD,WHY CAN'T SMOKERS? THATS BULLSHIT,PERIOD.I'VE KNOWN WOMEN THAT SMOKED WHILE PREGNANT AND THE BABIES ARE JUST FINE.YOU NON-SMOKERS JUST IRK MY ASS.JUST GOTTA HAVE SOMETHING TO BITCH ABOUT ALL THE TIME. SMOKERS RIGHTS ARE BEING VIOLATED AND I DON'T CARE WHAT THEY SAY. JUST NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE WILL STAND UP TO THEM AND ARGUE THE POINT.
You're a moron. Typical smoker.
Former Marlboro Man

Springfield, NJ

#18 Oct 5, 2012
I smoked for 68 years. After losing a lung and a wife to smoking I decided to change my lifestyle. Comments like those above sound like what I used to sound like. Well so and so smoked for years and nothing happened. It doesn't hurt me etc. The excuses are as numerous and they are weak.

http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/p...

Just a few reasons to quit. Wake up and stop the ridiculous excuses before you CAN'T wake up.... Ever again.
Guest

Port Matilda, PA

#19 Oct 5, 2012
The other night I was visiting a friend in the hospital at Cabell. The room was near the nurses station and I could hear some employees talking about how happy they were with the non smoking policy and how smokers are killing themselves and don't care about their health. When a nurse came in the room to do something to my friend, I stepped out in the hall. A pizza delivery guy walked up to the desk and pulled 5 pizzas out of his insulated heat buy. It was someone birthday and they were having a pizza party. I went back in the room and stayed about 30 more minutes. When I walked past the nurses station on my way out, there were 5 people there each eating their own separate pizza and each box only had a slice or two left. I just thought it was funny that after hearing them slam smokers for one hour, that they were all eating a whole pizza to themselves.
wow

Morehead, KY

#20 Oct 5, 2012
wow
Former Marlboro Man

Springfield, NJ

#21 Oct 5, 2012
Guest wrote:
The other night I was visiting a friend in the hospital at Cabell. The room was near the nurses station and I could hear some employees talking about how happy they were with the non smoking policy and how smokers are killing themselves and don't care about their health. When a nurse came in the room to do something to my friend, I stepped out in the hall. A pizza delivery guy walked up to the desk and pulled 5 pizzas out of his insulated heat buy. It was someone birthday and they were having a pizza party. I went back in the room and stayed about 30 more minutes. When I walked past the nurses station on my way out, there were 5 people there each eating their own separate pizza and each box only had a slice or two left. I just thought it was funny that after hearing them slam smokers for one hour, that they were all eating a whole pizza to themselves.
So you think some people eating pizza equates smoking. Not sure of your logic but young people don't reall have solid logic nowadays. Not to mention in your own words you were in another room after only seeing the pizza guy deliver the pizza. Then 30 minutes later you come out and see 5 people eating pizza as you "walked by" and somehow determined that they were each eating a whole pizza to themselves. I learned a phrase overseas from an old friend who wasn't so lucky as I. "If it smells like shit then it is or is smeared with it".

I've been a smoker and have seen the days where we did it as kids and did it even more as adults from our homes to hospitals to airplanes and beyond. I've seen the changes coming and before quitting I too would equate eating pizza and other ridiculous conotations like car exhaust fumes as being the same thing. It's not. Not even close and the sooner you can get past your addiction the better you and especially those around you will be.

PS. My wife never smoke a cigarette a day in her life but was around myself and others and we killed her from our habit.

Now I may step away from here as I need my sleep. Big game tomorow and I need my rest.

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