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Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2009 Nov;6(11):2793-9. doi: 10.3390/ijerph6112793. Epub 2009 Nov 10.

State adoption of 100% smoke-free acute non federal hospital campus policies.

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  • 1University of North Carolina, Department of Family Medicine/Chapel Hill, 27599, USA. aog@med.unc.edu


To assess the number and percentage of acute care hospitals in the U.S. that have adopted smoke-free hospital campus (SFHC) policies, researchers conducted an assessment from January 2008 to May 2008 of available data on SFHC policy adoption in each state. Slightly more than one third (34.4%) of acute care, non-Federal hospitals had adopted such policies, with wide variation of policy adoption between states.


cessation; hospital; hospital campus; policy; policy diffusion; secondhand smoke; smoke-free; smoking; tobacco; tobacco-free

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