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UPMC to ban smoking... even during breaks

Submitted Thu, 07/11/2013 - 9:01am by Andy Alm

ERIE -- Come January 1st, UPMC staffers will not be permitted to smoke during their shifts.  The health network is banning all tobacco use by doctors, support staff, students, and volunteers, even during their breaks.  A hospital spokesman said the ban is an extension of the 2007 decision to make each of its campuses smoke-free.