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New research in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that roughly one in five patients who smoked before admission continued to light up while hospitalized.
Baylor Health Care in Texas is among the latest hospitals that are barring smokers from their hiring process. Starting on Jan. 1, Baylor will no longer hire anyone who smokes or uses nicotine
Organizations that implement smoke-free campuses show that about 10 percent of smokers kick the habit, reports The Tennessean . However, that leaves the other 90 percent to smoke in other public areas
With ongoing debates about inappropriate CT scan use, hospitals are using inexpensive CT scanners on smokers to screen for lung cancer, Kaiser Health News and The Washington Post report.
The tobacco industry prevailed over a group of Midwest hospitals seeking reimbursement for treating uninsured smokers. A federal court jury held for the tobacco industry in the case of the City of
Looking to squeeze more savings out of its Medicaid program, the state of Arizona, is considering imposing fees on enrollees who smoke or are obese or diabetic, reports CNN Money. A $50 fee would be
Despite the well-established link between lung cancer and smoking, a new study reveals that CT scans in asymptomatic smokers may be more harmful than helpful. According to new research by the