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Cancer Council commends hospital’s smoke-free plan

CANCER Council Queensland (CCQ) has applauded Ipswich Hospital for its commitment to a total smoking ban on hospital grounds by World No Tobacco Day, May 31.

The ban, to include designated smoking areas, follows Ipswich City Council's introduction of an interim local law banning smoking in malls, at taxi ranks, bus stop signs and seats.

CCQ spokeswoman Katie Clift said the move would benefit the health and well-being of hospital staff, patients and visitors.

"We applaud Ipswich Hospital for encouraging patients and visitors to choose a smoke-free lifestyle," Ms Clift said.

"There is no safe level of smoking or passive smoking. Even small amounts of exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke can be harmful, particularly for children and adolescents.

"We hope Ipswich Hospital's leadership will pave the way for action from hospitals and health organisations across the state."

Smoking patients and staff at the hospital will be supported with nicotine replacement therapy and Quit initiatives.

 

For more information see cancerqld.org.au.

Topics:  cancer council, ipswich hospital, smoking ban




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