Grady cares about the health and well-being of our employees and our community. As ambassadors for good health, this important change helps us do our part to promote a healthier lifestyle for our patients, visitors, and our staff. As a health care institution, we are committed to not just healing illness, but also to promoting wellness. Allowing smoking on our campus is not consistent with this commitment. That’s why Grady became a totally smoke-free environment on November 17, 2016.
Smoking and the use of tobacco products (includes but is not limited to cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, and pipe smoking) are not permitted by anyone on any property owned, rented, or leased by Grady Health System, or in hospital-owned or leased vehicles. Our new policy isn’t intended to punish anyone. It is designed to provide all staff with a healthy and safe workplace and to treat patients in a healthy and safe environment.