Close Close
   
 
 
     

Because We Care

We Are Tobacco-Free
10-5-2010 

What This Means to Patients and Visitors 

tobacco-free-70

What does a tobacco-free environment mean?

Smoking or tobacco use of any kind will not be permitted on any hospital property.  People are not allowed to smoke in their cars while in hospital parking lots or garages. 

tobacco-free-70

Why can't individuals use tobacco products outside of the hospital buildings?

Providing a tobacco-free environment supports our mission to promote good health among our employees, patients, visitors and our community. There is indisputable scientific evidence that second- and third-hand smoke causes premature death and serious disease in nonsmokers. Tobacco use in and around hospitals poses health and safety risks for our patients, employees and visitors. 

tobacco-free-70

Who does the policy apply to?

The policy applies to employees, physicians, visitors, patients, contractors, vendors and tenants.

tobacco-free-70

What are Beverly Hospital, Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers and Addison Gilbert Hospital doing to help those who use tobacco products?

Individuals are encouraged to discuss options with their physicians.  However, the organization offers smoking cessation classes. This link will give you contact information for classes at our Lifestyle Management Institute and additional resources  to help you quit.

tobacco-free-70

How do patients who use tobacco products seek help?

Upon hospital admission, patients are encouraged to tell staff if they use tobacco products. Nicotine replacement products will be available and may be very helpful in meeting the needs of that person.


Tobacco Control State Highlights 2010