Harold Kaplan: Smoking was once popular in hospitals, for both staff and patients

001961175Dr. Harold Kaplan, director of the Medical Student Home Program of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, offered insight in a Connecticut Post article on how common smoking used to be 50 years ago when the U.S. Surgeon General issued a report urging people to quit.

“Smoking was just so prevalent among the overwhelming majority of the population,” said Kaplan.

It was even common in hospitals — among both staff and patients, he said.

The article also appears in the Greenwich TimeStamford Advocate and News-Times.

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