Huntsville approves new hospital smoking ordinance

Smokers at Huntsville Hospital are directed to the sidewalk across the street from the entrance along Gallatin Street.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- On Thursday evening, city leaders said ‘Yes’ to cutting out the smoke around Huntsville Hospital.
The new law means people aren’t allowed to smoke on hospital property, the sidewalks, streets or in the parking areas.

The effort is meant to reduce people’s exposure to second hand smoke on campus.
The hospital is building two designated smoking huts for people to use, at the main building and in the Women and Children’s Center.

You can read more about what this will mean for smokers who visit the hospital in our previous report.