The 1990/91 Kentucky hospital smoking policy survey: a follow-up.

J. R. Thompson, C. Stauber, B. Phillips, T. C. Tucker

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We surveyed all Kentucky hospitals regarding smoking policies iin 1989, 1990, and 1991. There were statistically significant increases in the numbers of hospitals which developed smoking policies and became smoke free between 1990 and 1991. The sale of tobacco in hospitals declined significantly between 1989 and 1991, as did the number of institutions providing smoking areas within the hospital. Survey respondents indicated that the JCAHO mandate prompted changes in smoking policies. Kentucky hospitals are leading the way in developing smoke-free environments, but externally imposed regulations have played a major role in promoting this progress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-52
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1993

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  • General Medicine


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