St. Elizabeth Healthcare Campuses are Tobacco-FreeSt. Elizabeth Healthcare went tobacco-free on December 31, 2011. After this time, no tobacco use of any kind is permitted on hospital owned or leased property.
As a healthcare organization, we are committed to the health and safety of our employees and patients. We believe that we have a responsibility to take a leadership role on this major health issue, and establishing our entire campus as tobacco-free firmly supports that belief.
The U.S. Surgeon General has confirmed that exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke is a serious health hazard and that there is no risk-free level of exposure. Tobacco use in and around hospitals poses health and safety risks for patients, employees and visitors.
The tobacco-free initiative is a concrete way to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to healthy living.