No smoking hospital
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17-11-10, 04:12 PM
Join Date: Sep 2010
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Yeah I agree, Pavman and to be honest I think its ridiculous that people on drips, on oxygen and some recovering from major surgery are expected to sit out in 3 degrees! I am not a smoker but find it ludicrous that a heroin addict in hospital can have methodone subsitiute yet a smoker has to go cold turkey. The no smoking rule is obviously not working so why not put an area aside rather than have this awful scene outside the main doors?
I agree Karen. There should be a smoking room with a ventilation system and void of any flammable materials inside the hospital grounds. Forcing recovering patients to go outside in near freezing temperatures is ridiculous. Considering smokers pay a HUGE amount of tax on each packet of cigarettes they purchase, you'd think it would cover the cost of providing a room for them.
I quit smoking nearly 10 years ago. I don't like to sit in a smokey room but, I agree with peoples right to smoke if they choose and an area should be set aside from them.
I can't remember how much junkies pay in VAT on each gram of heroin they buy, but I'm sure smokers pay more. You also tend not to get nicotine addicts, mugging or breaking into peoples homes to fund their habit.
I think all drugs should be legalized. Outlawing them has done NOTHING to stem the tide of it coming into this country. If it was made legal and available over the counter like alcohol and tobacco, you could ensure no drugs were cut with anything dangerous and you could also generate tax revenue from it.
If you got a free needle and syringe with every fix, then users wouldn't be inclinded to share them, thereby helping to prevent the spread of HIV, AIDS, heptatitus and other diseases. In one fell swoop you would put all the organised crime syndicates and dealers out of business.
Right, off my soap box.
Great capture Karen!!
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