said by peterboro: said by DKS:
Given the cost of smoking to the health care system through complications, this is an effective preventative measure. Ever seen someone die of COPD?
It's cost effective to blow millions of health care dollars chasing people smoking in their workplace when there are other initiatives being starved for funding at the MOH and health units?
The cost isn't in the "millions". It is just part of existing workplace health enforcement.
Never seen a COPD death but I can imagine it is horrible. I have on the other hand been exposed to the overzealous actions of health unit minions under the legislative umbrella of the Smoke Free Ontario Act with a large budget to pummel citizens with punitive enforcement actions.
Death by COPD is far, far worse.--
Need-based health care not greed-based health care.