Smoking Snuffed Out in St. Louis Hospitals

1 decade 2 years 5 months ago Wednesday, May 31 2006 May 31, 2006 Wednesday, May 31, 2006 9:09:57 PM CDT May 31, 2006 in News
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ST. LOUIS - Starting in Sept. 1, patients and employees at St. Louis-area hospitals will have to leave their smokes at home. The St. Louis Metropolitan Hospital Council announced Wednesday that hospitals will be completely smoke-free before a state regulation takes effective next year to ban smoking at hospitals. Missouri has one of the highest smoking rates in the nation. Smoking kills 10,000 people in Missouri each year, while second-hand smoke kills another 1,200.

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