if you smoke, would you smoke outside the hospital, in your nightwear?

(235 Posts)
waikikamookau Wed 22-May-13 16:17:53

cos I am shocked whenever I walk by, virtually every day, with all and sundry sitting in their pyjamas.
have they no shame.
what I would do? get some proper clothes on for god's sake,

mrsjay Wed 22-May-13 17:10:11

'm sure this will get me flamed to the high heavens but I really dislike seeing smokers right near the entrance to the hospital.

Its not great but if people are smokers they need to have a cigarette and there is nowhere to go I think id rather seem them smoke at a door entrance in Pjs that go into a toilet or cupboard in the hospital, I have gone out in PJs to have a smoke I didn't care, but i can remember when you went to the smoking room in hospital to have a fag shock

LtEveDallas Wed 22-May-13 17:13:06

Yep, I would (but then I'm old enough to remember when it was OK to smoke on the ward, so...)

mrsjay Wed 22-May-13 17:14:55

(but then I'm old enough to remember when it was OK to smoke on the ward, so...)

oh im not THAT old wink I can remember being wheeled into a corridor and a nurse opening a window for me to have a smoke drips bags the lot, smoking makes you do strange things

I wouldn't bit then I don't smoke. When I was in hospital after having ds I saw a woman and her partner heading out for a cigarette. The woman had a nightdress on and a catheter bag in her hand and with the tube hanging out the bottom of her nighty. Seriously!

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 22-May-13 17:16:21

There used to be a smoking room about 8 years ago in our local hospital.
It was a little room by the fire exit.

I would. And did.

mrsjay Wed 22-May-13 17:19:44

<shrug> Oil when you need a smoke you go for a smoke , and if you are ill and in pain in hospital smoking although bad for you offers a distraction

AmberSocks Wed 22-May-13 17:21:45

I remember smoking rooms in hospitals too!seems like a lifetime ago.

I used to smoke and i dont think i would of,i think it would of depended on the pjs!

I would and have done, p'js are clothes, people see you all day in them in a hospital, if they made a decent smoking area away from the hospital people would not stand by door..

Sirzy Wed 22-May-13 17:23:39

I remember my grandad being in hopsital after a heart attack lifting his oxygen mask off for long enough to have a drag of his cig.

oh and I remember when they had a smoking room on the maternity ward..lol

Sirzy Wed 22-May-13 17:24:54

if they made a decent smoking area away from the hospital people would not stand by door.

Our hospital had smoking shelters, people still stood by the door.

I can understand its a tough time for them and whatever but it particularly annoys me when they are stood outside the entrance to A and E and I have to walk DS in the middle of an asthma attack through it.

Hamwidge Wed 22-May-13 17:27:06

It's the alcoholics necking tenants super or straight vodka before going in that bother me.

As a smoker who has spent many months in hospital with dd I've seen it all, from people dragging drips outside to women in labour smoking between contractions!!

After few months of hospital monotony you can't be arsed judging people anymore.

Oldraver Wed 22-May-13 17:28:49

I remember being in hospital with DS when he was a baby, we went into the a little garden with benches to have lunch and some fresh air. Then a woman in pj's and dragging a drip stand sat on the same bench and started puffing away.

I still cant figure why she passed several empty benches and sat next to a baby to smoke...it must of been her favourite

My nan is in hospital, there are signs all around the entrance saying not to smoke near the doors. There are adequate shelters and seating areas (is actually quite lovely) yet majority of smokers stand next to the door.

This is the main exit for the maternity ward. Imagine having to bring your newborn out through all that (and it is v.v.noticeable)

Smoke as much as you want, but why for the love of god stand right next to the door where all the smoke blows back in anyway. It is ignorant, pure and simple.

ChestyNut Wed 22-May-13 17:47:51

If I was we'll enough to stand outside there would be no reason to be in my pjs all day.

Bizarre that people seem to stick pjs on soon as they are admitted grin

TallGiraffe Wed 22-May-13 18:05:52

I have never understood the wearing of PJs in hospital thing. Fair enough if you're in bed, but if you're well enough to be out of bed then get dressed! It makes you feel better and you get treated as a human being not a patient.

<I say this as someone who has spent over a year as an inpatient>

waikikamookau Wed 22-May-13 18:13:42

perhaps it goes with the wearing pyjamas down asda mentality. I think I would ask for a nicotine patch

Sallyingforth Wed 22-May-13 18:15:10

A few weeks ago an emergency ambulance was called to an elderly person in my road. The two staff spent some time treating her but left her at home. Before driving off, one of them sat in the ambulance while the other one stood next to it in his uniform, smoking!

waikikamookau Wed 22-May-13 18:16:46

and was the driver of the ambulance wearing pyjamas? grin

waikikamookau Wed 22-May-13 18:19:59

shock that people would be smoking between contractions!

not anti smoking though << cough>> <<wheeze>>

it is just the attire that bugs me.

VerySmallSqueak Wed 22-May-13 18:22:57

I don't understand what is wrong with that Sally confused

specialsubject Wed 22-May-13 18:27:25

smokers always look so desperate, what they are wearing makes no difference. Don't care as long as they stand well away from buildings and take the dog ends to the bin afterwards.

sadly most do neither.

PeachActiviaMinge Wed 22-May-13 18:29:01

When I was in hospital having DS there was a sign outside the maternity wing asking people to consider the pregnant women and babies and not smoke by the doors the only people I ever saw smoke by the doors were women who had been induced I knew they had been induced as they were in the induction room of the labour ward I was on. That's proof of how badly the nicotine monkey bites.

Sallyingforth Wed 22-May-13 18:30:40

I don't understand what is wrong with that Sally
If you don't understand what's wrong with an ambulance technician smoking in the street by his ambulance, I won't try to explain.

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