On April 22, when the clock struck midnight at Parkview Tavern, the bartender herded smokers outside, leaving only a few patrons inside as most of the crowd headed for the patio. It was a strange scene, the large crowd outside and the near-empty bar inside, but one that is becoming increasingly common in New Orleans.
Across New Orleans, bar owners and patrons say they’re seeing the same phenomenon — lively crowds outside and a near-barren barroom inside.
“Sometimes, I get here and there’s a huge crowd outside, and then I walk inside to find two people in here and then another crowd out on the back patio,” said T. Cole Newton, owner of Twelve Mile Limit in Mid-City, which went smoke-free in 2013.
The New Orleans City Council has passed a sweeping ban against smoking in most public places across the city, but exempts patios, courtyards, balconies and outdoor areas.
Shocking Percent of Physicians Still Smoking
Healthcare providers are supposed to be one of the top advocates for no smoking, right? Well the amount of physicians still lighting up cigarettes is prevalent.
Angelo T. Adraneda, MD, from the Chinese General Hospital in the Philippines, and colleagues aimed to find how many physicians going through specialty training are smoking. The data will be presented during a poster session at CHEST 2015 in Montréal, Canada.
The team looked at 557 physicians in specialty training in Manila, Philippines. They filled out questionnaires developed from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Health Professional Survey and The Wisconsin Inventory of Smoking Dependence Motives (WISDM-68).
On a high note, the majority of the physicians (57.45%) in the study reported never being smokers. However, too many revealed that they are current smokers (27.83%). Of those, physicians in specialty training for surgery proved to have the most smokers (39.62%). –
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