The making of a smoke-free medical center

R. D. Hurt, K. G. Berge, K. P. Offord, D. A. Leonard, D. K. Gerlach, C. L. Renquist, M. R. O'Hara

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Abstract

The concept of smoke-free medical facilities is in its formative stages, and such policies have recieved broad support. Although smoking has been restricted at Mayo Medical Center for many years, in 1986 it was decided that the medical center should become smoke free. This report summarizes the methods used in developing and implementing a smoke-free policy. This experience suggests that with proper planning, the implementation can be smooth. The message being given to patients and staff concerning the health risk of smoking is now more consistent, and there has been wide acceptance of the policy by staff and patients. It is concluded that such a policy can be effectively implemented, if it is well planned and supported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-97
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Volume261
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989

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Hurt, R. D., Berge, K. G., Offord, K. P., Leonard, D. A., Gerlach, D. K., Renquist, C. L., & O'Hara, M. R. (1989). The making of a smoke-free medical center. Journal of the American Medical Association, 261(1), 95-97.

The making of a smoke-free medical center. / Hurt, R. D.; Berge, K. G.; Offord, K. P.; Leonard, D. A.; Gerlach, D. K.; Renquist, C. L.; O'Hara, M. R.

In: Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 261, No. 1, 1989, p. 95-97.

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Hurt, RD, Berge, KG, Offord, KP, Leonard, DA, Gerlach, DK, Renquist, CL & O'Hara, MR 1989, 'The making of a smoke-free medical center', Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 261, no. 1, pp. 95-97.
Hurt RD, Berge KG, Offord KP, Leonard DA, Gerlach DK, Renquist CL et al. The making of a smoke-free medical center. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1989;261(1):95-97.
Hurt, R. D. ; Berge, K. G. ; Offord, K. P. ; Leonard, D. A. ; Gerlach, D. K. ; Renquist, C. L. ; O'Hara, M. R. / The making of a smoke-free medical center. In: Journal of the American Medical Association. 1989 ; Vol. 261, No. 1. pp. 95-97.
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