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Smoking Banned at Cornwall's Hospitals
6:45am 8th December 2011
Cornwall's main hospitals are to ban smoking.
From January staff and patients will not be able to light up anywhere at Treliske, the West Cornwall or St Michael's in Hayle.
The ban will also cover carparks and shelters designated smoking areas at the moment.
Anyone caught dropping cigarette ends will face £80 fines.
Consultant surgeon Jonathan Davies said, "It's associated with lung disease, hardening of the arteries, stroke, heart attack and losing limbs. It is a killer. As it says on the packet, smoking kills. If patients suffer a chest infection or wound complication after surgery that's not a good thing. So if we can help patients stop smoking and prevent that it's a great way forward."
Bosses think the new policy will save them around half a million pounds a year.
But people outside the Royal Cornwall Hospital are split on whether it is a good move.
Hear their reactions here...
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