On Jan 1, Mercy General on J Street , joined Kaiser and other hospitals in the region by not permitting smoking anywhere on site.
So where do u go when u need to grab a smoke?
On to the sidewalk next to Jim and Joanie Ferry’s home.
“I’m allergic to the smoke. So I have to close my windows,” resident Joanie Pope-Ferry said
The Ferrys would like the hospital to again designate a spot for smokers.
“Now they’re just more blatant. They picnic out here and they dump their butts out there. It’s ridiculous to have to live like that,” Joanie added.