Policy Implementation

A model tobacco-free policy for hospitals includes prohibiting the smoking of, or use of, any tobacco products including but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chewing tobacco, snus, electronic nicotine delivery systems, such as e-cigarettes, anywhere on the hospital’s campus.  This includes all organization-affiliated buildings, on all facility grounds, in all organization-owned or –leased vehicles, personal vehicles used in the course of work and at all sponsored events.  Best practice hospital polices should also include protections for staff, patients and visitors from thirdhand smoke.

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