Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs is banning smoking on its campus beginning next year.
Right now, the hospital allows smoking at a picnic table inside the parking garage, and it has an indoor smoking area that can be accessed only from the outside. When the weather's nice, people use Boulder Park, adjacent to the hospital, for smoking breaks.
The new policy, which will include the hospital's other medical offices throughout the city, has received backing from the hospital board, administrators and physicians.
The hospital does not know exactly how many of its 3,400 employees