Certain minor employees of the hospital do smoking at the premises in violation of circulars that ban smoking during duty hours. Also, the persons who are looking after the residential patients for a fee too, do likewise. All these are despite the posters being displayed on hospital walls that discourage smoking and betel chewing.
Oral cancer is the most common form of cancer among Sri Lankans. The main reasons attributed to that is smoking and betel chewing, doctors say.