IN an attempt to stop people smoking near the doors of a hospital, managers have installed a speaker that plays messages asking smokers to stop.
If anyone sees someone light a cigarette, they can press a button that activates the speaker. It plays lots of different messages, including some that were recorded by kids. The messages say things like: “Excuse me, do you think you could put out your cigarette? Someone’s nanny, grandad, mummy or daddy is having their cancer treatment today.”
The general manager of Pinderfields Hospital said that patients and newborn babies have to pass through cigarette smoke at the entrance, even though the whole site is a no-smoking area. Tobacco kills more than 7m people every year, including 890,000 non-smokers who have been exposed to cigarette smoke.
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