Smoking ban in mental health units may be counter-productive

Sprinks, Jennifer
July 2008
Nursing Standard;7/9/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 44, p10
Academic Journal
The article reports on the warning of mental health charity Mind that the smoking ban in mental health units in England could cause further distress to inpatients. A spokesperson for Mind said that admission to an inpatient unit can be a distressing experience, and being deprived of the liberty to smoke could heighten distress. Patients filed a legal challenge against the trust on the basis that the smoking ban infringed their human rights, but the case was rejected by the High Court.


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