Monday, 3 March 2008

Under the Carpet

Do you find that, despite the smoking ban, you still walk into work amidst a deep smog of cigarette smoke? Recent research shows that the smoking ban on NHS sites is being broken on a daily basis. Those of us who work on NHS sites are no doubt more than aware that the ban is being broken day in, day out, but what can we do about it? The last time I spoke to a patient outside the hospital doors about his smoking, I nearly took a beating!

You would think this research would lead to some sort of directive or the implementation of stronger enforcement, but no. Rather;

"The government said it did not accept the findings and had no evidence to show regulations were being broken."

Hmmm... :)