Yes. Catholic Medical Center recognizes that tobacco use is a leading cause of preventable deaths.
- The hospital also recognizes the impact of smoking/use of any tobacco products on those who do not smoke.
- Second hand involuntary smoke is a cause of disease, including lung cancer, in healthy non-smokers.
In light of these findings, Catholic Medical Center has adopted a tobacco-free workplace and campus policy. This policy applies to all patients, employees, physicians, allied health professionals, volunteers, students, campus co-occupants and visitors.