Louth and Meath hospitals to become smoke-free22/02/2012 - 14:47:05
Hospitals in the Louth-Meath region are to become smoke-free zones, it was announced today, National No Smoking Day.
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, Louth County Hospital in Dundalk and Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan, are smoke-free from now on, following on from the example set by hospitals in Dublin and Cork.
Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, the Mater Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital and Cork University Hospital are already operating tobacco-free campuses.
The trend is part of the HSE's campaign to have all Irish hospitals introduce no smoking policies by 2015.
"Each year, more than 5,200 people die prematurely from diseases caused by tobacco use" Health Minister James Reilly said.
"I wholeheartedly welcome the HSE commitment to have all HSE campuses tobacco-free by 2015."
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