Louisiana hospital makes campus smoke free

Terrebonne General Medical Center eliminates designated smoking areas

Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) in Houma, La., declared its campus to be a smoke-free facility recently as part of a partnership with Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living, according to an article on the Daily Comet website.

Previously, TGMC was a smoke-free campus with designated smoking areas, but those areas have been eliminated, said Diane Yeates, chief operating officer.

The policy was discussed and developed by the Tobacco-Free Campus Steering Committee, which was made up of a large group of TGMC staff members who are non-smokers and smokers from various departments as well as administrative team members.

The policy bans the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and vapor products on campus.

The hospital posted signs throughout the campus about the upcoming policy more than a month ago. The staff will ask visitors to smoke off campus, but security also will be available on site to enforce the policy, the article said.

Read the article.


November 7, 2014

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