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Forth Valley patients still ignore smoking signs

Patients are ignoring the no smoking signs at Forth Valley Royal Hospital

Patients are ignoring the no smoking signs at Forth Valley Royal Hospital

 

Visitors to Forth Valley Royal Hospital are calling for the NHS to stub out smoking at the facility as campaigns are failing to deter patients from lighting up.

Complaints are still being received about patients lighting up outside the main entrance and other areas of the grounds at Larbert.

Gerry Henderson from Larbert witnessed a host of smokers when he was there visiting family despite there being a tobacco control officer at the hospital.

Mr Henderson said: “On my way from the car park, despite all the no smoking signs displayed, the amount of people deliberately disregarding the warnings was unbelievable.

“What is the point these no smoking signs if no one is going to ensure they are adhered to?”

A spokeswoman for NHS Forth Valley said: “A number of measures are in place to deter smokers including improved signage at the entrances to Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

“In addition five smoke detectors have been installed which, if people start smoking nearby, issue an audio alert asking them to stop.”

 

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