Perth hospital considers enlisting smoking police

September 22, 2017

The QEII Medical Centre in Perth, Australia, is testing the concept of  “smoking police” to catch recalcitrant smokers on its campus, according to an article on the Perth Now website.

The six-month trial, which started in July, involves a dedicated security officer “reminding” smokers that the campus is smoke free.

The site, which includes Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the Perth Children’s Hospital, has come under fire for allowing people to smoke on the grounds, despite WA Health sites being smoke free.

The dedicated staff member with security qualifications was responsible for educating smokers, as well as undertaking other general duties.

Read the article.



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