Hospitals Healthy Policy is Unhealthy for Neighbors

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.

Until then…

“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.


Published by CityFella

Moved to the Big Tomata in the nineties from San Francisco. No Suburbs for me with its single colored houses and lawns and the excitement of pulling out my trash can once a week. I'm a CityFella , a part time New Yorker. I'm happiest in the Center City where people the streets and people are alive. I'm still waiting to buy a 34th floor condo somewhere downtown/Midtown with a nightclub. "Hurry I'm old" My politics are somewhere in the middle with a needle that constantly moves. I'm too liberal to be a Republican and too conservative to be a Democrat. Everything interests me . I've come to love Sacratomato, Its a nice town in cheap sensible shoes .

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