Hospital Smoking Bans Begin

Beginning Thursday, you'll no longer be able to light up on the campuses of Central Kentucky hospitals.

They're going completely smoke free to coincide with the Great American Smoke Out.

It includes all Lexington hospitals: UK, UK Good Samaritan, Central Baptist, St. Joseph and St. Joseph East.


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  • by Chris Location: Lexington on Nov 24, 2008 at 08:21 AM
    The only place you should be allowed to smoke is in your own home. If you want to destroy your own body then so be it but the public shouldnt have to suffer from your addiction. And I dont want to hear any bullcrap sobstories from tobacco farmers claiming if they get rid of tobacco they wont have the means to care for thier family..OH WELL get another job!
  • by judy Location: antwhere in ky. on Nov 24, 2008 at 06:23 AM
    DON'T SMOKE ON HOSPITAL PROPERTY OR YOU WILL BE IN TROUBLE. BUT IT IS OK TO LEAVE YOUR GRANDSON LOCKED IN A HOT CAR ON THEIR PROPERTY.
  • by Sondra Location: Lexington on Nov 24, 2008 at 04:20 AM
    about time.
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Nov 23, 2008 at 05:53 PM
    Well boo-hoo you can't go five minutes without smoking up another persons lungs waaaaaa. You cry babies with your communist comments need to climb down my chimney and I will give you all the freedom you deserve.
  • by judy Location: somewhere in ky on Nov 23, 2008 at 04:03 AM
    what funded all of this knowledge, tobbacco who raised this subsance farmers did. how did the farmers pay there bills with tobbacco check. what is next? well lets see. maybe everyone should weigh 110 lbs. drive a 2009 red chevrolet,work at one factory and live in a brick house and have 2 children. This makes about as much sense as the smokeing law.Here is how I feel when any of these people make my car payment ane pay my car insurance pay my gas bill then they can tell me what I can so in my own car. I am a smoker that is or was my right. I am also a nurse. I am overweight. well this looks like I am a bad risk.So I guess I should not be allowed to live.I am imperfect in more ways than one.This is not a perfect world and will never be you talk about smoke from smokers what about your cars oops here I go again.
  • by David Location: Letcher County on Nov 22, 2008 at 03:31 PM
    I don't see what's wrong with this. I think that people that goest to the hospital should have better respect for the patients who are there to recovery from sickness or illness. And I think that those that are patients should not be allowed to smoke around the hospital and give out second hand smoke. If you are sick and need to be in there then smoking should be banned. I'm all for it.
  • by Josh Location: Lexington on Nov 22, 2008 at 12:57 PM
    I think this is proof that we no longer live in a free country. We live in a country that is slowly converting it citizens to a communistic way of life.
  • by FINALLY Location: KY. on Nov 22, 2008 at 10:32 AM
    IT IS ABOUT TIME SOMETHING WAS DONE!!!
  • by MichaelJ Location: Lexington on Nov 22, 2008 at 07:55 AM
    Of course it's for the lower insurance rate. I smoke myself, but it is just plain rude to smoke right by the doors of any building.
  • by MJ Location: KY on Nov 22, 2008 at 06:50 AM
    I am not a smoker and don't like it, but this is just wrong. All the hospitals I have been to have the smoking areas at the exits. Why not move the smoking areas and leave it be. Once they take one thing then something else will be next.

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