"Mrs Smith, in room 702, admitted with COPD and pneumonia was caught smoking in the bathroom of her hospital room last night."
The goat rodeo of American medicine continues... The greatest thing in Happy's hospital was creating a hospital smoking ban policy. We now have smoking bans in public beaches and parks. Of course we should have hospital smoking bans, especially in the hospital rooms. I haven't had a single argument with a patient, in over a year, about allowing them (as If I'm their father) to go out and smoke. Especially now that hospital acquired fires/burn injuries are a never event. If you're healthy enough to smoke, you are healthy enough to go home. My vote is for discharge. What would you do?