This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition " Mandatory for all hospital theatres to evacuate diathermy tissue smoke plume"
In 2007, smoking was banned in the UK. In operating theatres we are still '"smoking" because some consultants are reluctant to use this technology .This continues to put perioperative staff and patients at risk of breathing in smoke which contains many harmful compounds including hydrogen cyanide.
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months