This policy applies to all tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, herbal tobacco products, and chewing tobacco, and pertains to all colleagues, patients, medical staff, students, contracted personnel, volunteers, visitors, vendors, and tenants of PinnacleHealth.
This decision is intended to:
- Minimize adverse health effects to patients, visitors, physicians, volunteers, and employees
- Reduce risk and fire for all the above
- Promote health and serve as a community role model
- Enhance employee productivity and reduce healthcare costs
If you have questions about smoking cessation, please ask your nurse and a referral can be made within the system or community.