TCSG Study: What smoking policies do nursing homes currently have?
64% did not permit smoking inside;
All of the remaining 36% only allowed smoking in designated smoking areas;
Of those with designated smoking areas, 83% were in separate rooms with separate ventilation;
Of those with designated smoking areas, about 50% only permitted smoking at set times.
Of those that allowed smoking, 99% did not allow smoking in residentís rooms.
Of those that allowed smoking, 52% required staff to supervise the smoking and 35% said supervision depended on the residentsí specific needs.