Louisiana hospital makes campus smoke free

November 7, 2014

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.

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