alexa An Examination Of Policies Addressing Resident Smoking In Ontario, Canada?s Private Long-term Care Facilities
ISSN: 2167-7182

Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading
Loading Please wait..
 

International Conference on Geriatrics & Gerontology
July 08-10, 2014 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago-North Shore Conference Center, USA

Ashworth J, Watt C and Kulak J
Accepted Abstracts: J Gerontol Geriat Res
DOI: 10.4172/2167-7182.S1.004
Abstract
Ontario, Canada is currently the only province in Canada with legislation requiring the mandatory implementation of automatic sprinklers in retirement homes. Changes to the province?s fire code are a direct response to the 2009 presumed tobacco-related fire in a retirement home in Orillia, Ontario. In May 2013, the Ministry of Safety and Community Services announced significant amendments to the fire code, requiring all retirement homes in Ontario to install automatic sprinklers by 2018. While sprinklers are an important step in protecting residents in the event of a fire, prevention of tobacco-related fires can be realized when effective tobacco use policies are implemented that safeguard not only against fires, but other health hazards as well (e.g. burns or exposure to environmental tobacco smoke to non-smokers). The purpose of this study is to examine Ontario?s retirement home tobacco policies for residents and to determine the impact of current legislation. In a random selection process of 686 retirement homes, this study examines tobacco-related policies using a rubric scoring system to rate the comprehensiveness of the policies. Although retirement homes may indeed engage in practices that are more comprehensive than the policies portray, implementing policies and subsequent training to ensure compliance are a first step in safeguarding the needs of smokers and non-smokers alike.
image PDF   |   image HTML
 

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords