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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(11), 2793-2799; doi:10.3390/ijerph6112793
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State Adoption of 100% Smoke-Free Acute Non Federal Hospital Campus Policies

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1 University of North Carolina, Department of Family Medicine/Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA 2 Prevention Partners of North Carolina/Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
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Received: 21 September 2009 / Accepted: 6 November 2009 / Published: 10 November 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smoking and Tobacco Control)
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Abstract

To assess the number and percentage of acute care hospitals in the U.S. that have adopted smoke-free hospital campus (SFHC) policies, researchers conducted an assessment from January 2008 to May 2008 of available data on SFHC policy adoption in each state. Slightly more than one third (34.4%) of acute care, non-Federal hospitals had adopted such policies, with wide variation of policy adoption between states.
Keywords: tobacco; hospital; policy; policy diffusion; smoke-free; tobacco-free; hospital campus; secondhand smoke; smoking; cessation tobacco; hospital; policy; policy diffusion; smoke-free; tobacco-free; hospital campus; secondhand smoke; smoking; cessation
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Goldstein, A.O.; Steiner, J.; McCullough, A.; Kramer, K.D.; Fager Okun, M. State Adoption of 100% Smoke-Free Acute Non Federal Hospital Campus Policies. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6, 2793-2799.

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