Sutter Medical Center Gears Up To Ban Smoking In Its Premises
Date: 26th September 2007
Sutter Medical Center , a medical center located in Sacramento is soon launching an anti-smoking campaign in its premises and it is found that the ultimate aim of the medical center's campaign against smoking addiction is to ban smoking in its campus completely. Cigarette smoking and the smoking of tobacco containing substances is already prohibited in one of the hospitals owned by Sutter Medical Center and shortly smoking is going to be banned in two of its other hospitals by 1 st October 2007.
According to Sutter Medical Center 's quit smoking program coordinator Ekeshia Pittman, the move initiated by the center to form an anti-smoking campus is not wholeheartedly aimed at preventing people to smoke but instead to save the campus from becoming a smoking location.
However some of the hospital workers are not pleased at this new anti-smoking initiative with hospital nurse Jill Allcock voicing the opinion that the attempt to curb smoking in the campus evolves as a repressive strategy. On the addiction of smoking, she says that she is planning to control her cravings for cigarettes and quit smoking for good which is nevertheless a tough task.
Furthermore, as Sutter Medical Center is preparing to launch anti-smoking movement, some of the people employed there have already started to use quit smoking medicines and other treatment procedures for effective smoking cessation. Kim Biffle, a housekeeper of the hospital has started to administer the anti-smoking drug Chantix and with its help she reduced her smoking addiction from two packs to a single pack.