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Joint Commission: Smoke-free campuses will be the norm soon—ideas abound for execution and enforcement

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November 1, 2009

A report by The Joint Commission makes a bold prediction: The majority of U.S. hospitals will have smoke-free campuses by the end of 2009.
The study, The Adoption of Smoke-Free Hospital Campuses in the United States, was published in August in the British journal Tobacco Control. The report discusses the growing trend among hospitals to expand indoor smoking bans to their entire property.
Standard EC.02.01.03 already prohibits smoking in all buildings except for patients under certain circumstances. The Joint Commission gave no indication about expanding that standard to encompass entire campuses.

A report by The Joint Commission makes a bold prediction: The majority of U.S. hospitals will have smoke-free campuses by the end of 2009.

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