Tobacco Control in Hospitals in Jordan: Policy Analysis

Maha Alkaid Albqoor, RN, MPH, MSN, PhD


Despite the concerns about very high rates of smoking in Jordanian population and the growing efforts to combat the tobacco epidemic, smoking at hospitals in Jordan and the poor complying with smoking prevention policies are important aspects of the problem. The paper examined the scope and the progress of smoking problem in Jordanian hospitals, recognized public health policies on tobacco control in hospitals in Jordan, and explored the obstacles in applying tobacco control policies in hospitals. The paper also proposed some recommendations for effective public health policies that regulate tobacco smoking in hospitals and other health care facilities in Jordan.

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