Smoke free hospitals

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7406.104-a (Published 10 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:104

Smoke free hospitals are unethical

  1. Stephen Head, general practice principal (shead@doctors.org.uk)
  1. Middleton Lodge, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 9SZ

    EDITOR–With reference to the editorial by McKee et al on smoke free hospitals,1 to bar smoking for inpatients with smoking related disease seems reasonable.

    To coerce smokers who happen to be in hospital with an unrelated condition into accepting smoke free behaviour as a condition …

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