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Ban smoking areas in and around Hospitals.

Posted by Madness on September 01, 2011 at 09:45:16:

Shocking report from today's Irish Times:

The registry, which has been collecting data on cancer since 1994, also found the number of cancer cases diagnosed has risen by almost 50 per cent since the mid-1990s. Ireland also ranked highest out of 30 European countries for cases of prostate cancer.

A separate report, focusing solely on lung cancer, found that while both the number of cases of the disease and deaths from it were falling in men, they were increasing in women. The largest increase was in women aged under 55. “Lung cancer has now overtaken breast cancer as the cancer most likely to cause death in women,” the report found.

The incidence and mortality rates of lung cancer for Irish men compared quite favourably with other European countries, while for women the figures were among the highest in Europe.

The report said 90 per cent of lung cancer cases can be directly attributed to smoking.

And to think they still want to provide a smoking area at Mayo General Hospital. Are we gone mad, it would only happen here.

And men, please go and arrange a medical check up.

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