Smoke-Free Campus

We're Smoke-Free Because We Care

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.

 

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What does smoke-free campus mean?

Smoking and the use of tobacco products (includes but is not limited to cigarettes, cigars, 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.

Where on the campus does the smoke-free policy apply? Is smoking allowed inside cars?

Tobacco use is prohibited on ALL areas of the campus and off site locations, inside and outside, including inside cars that are parked on hospital property.

To whom does the policy apply?

All persons, including staff, physicians, nurses, volunteers, students, patients, visitors, vendors, contractors and others who work in or visit hospital buildings, parking lots and grounds.

This policy was created because we care about the health of our patients and our staff and your voluntary cooperation is in the best interest of everyone.

Why has Grady decided to make this change?

Grady cares about the health and the well-being of our employees and our community.

As ambassadors for good health, this important change will help 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.

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