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Mayo General stubs out smoking on hospital grounds

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Mayo General Hospital will be a completely smoke free zone from next Wednesday, March 5.

Merlin Park ashtray leaves HSE open to smoking embarrassment

The HSE West was accused of operating double standards regarding the smoking ban this week after it emerged that there was an ashtray located outside on a window sill at Merlin Park Hospital. This is despite the fact that the public hospital is designated a smoke-free facility.

Mayo General stubbing out smoking on grounds

Mayo General Hospital will be a completely smoke free zone from next Wednesday, March 5.

Leading smoking cessation expert to hold workshop for healthcare professionals

A leading expert in smoking cessation, Professor Peter Hajek of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, London, will be in Galway on Friday February 21 to host a one-day expert training course in effective strategies to help smokers quit.

Hospital should have a designated smoking area - councillors

Mullingar councillors are to write to the HSE to ask them to allocate a designated smoking area on the grounds of Mullingar hospital, following the introduction of a a campus-wide ban on November 1.

Portiuncula Hospital to be smoke-free from Monday

Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, will become the latest hospital to institute a smoke-free campus policy on Monday next, with smoking banned from all areas of the hospital grounds.

Councillor Henaghan welcomes larger health warnings on cigarette packets

Fine Gael town councillor Brendan Henaghan has welcomed the introduction of new legislation to provide for much larger health warnings on cigarette packets. The Cabinet has approved the heads of the Bill that will make it mandatory for tobacco to be sold in standardised packaging, which will greatly increase the health warnings and reduce the ability of tobacco manufacturers to promote their brand.

Mayo MEP backs new tobacco directive

Jim Higgins MEP for the Midlands-North-West (MNW) this week welcomed the European Parliament's decision to vote in favour of the new Tobacco Products Directive. The new Directive, once final negotiations are completed with Member States, will mean a raft of new measures aimed at stubbing the habit out, especially amongst young people.

‘Stop For Good’ smoking cessation event

Boots Mullingar will be holding a ‘Stop For Good’ smoking cessation event today, Friday May 3, between 10am and 4pm.

Local factory will be hit by EU tobacco proposals

There are concerns locally that an EU proposal on tobacco products will put 120 jobs at risk in Mullingar.

 

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