Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Dr. Frank Byrne, Pres. of St. Mary's

-represents St. Mary's, St. Claire's, and other SSM-affiliated hospitals and nursing homes
-they have gone smoke-free and they believe the state should also act
-"my right to swing my fist ends where your nose begins"
-Dr. Byrne is a pulmonologist by trade - he has seen the effects of SHS on his patients firsthand
-SHS is a huge drain economically - we must address these problems as part of the solution
-very familiar with regulation as a hospital head; believes the sort that protects public health and safety is necessary

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