Help build a healthy environment in our community.
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is a tobacco-free campus.
In keeping with the Adventist Health System goal to provide a healing environment, the Florida Hospital Fish Memorial campus became a tobacco-free campus on November 15, 2007.
Quitting smoking? CLICK HERE for smoke-free tips.
We are working in partnership with the American Cancer Society to provide a smoke-free healing environment.
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What’s the Big Deal About Secondhand Smoke?
Smokers everywhere have heard about secondhand smoke and the danger it poses to non-smokers. The EPA has classified secondhand smoke as a Group A Carcinogen, meaning it can cause cancer in non-smokers. The EPA estimates that about 3,000 non-smokers die from lung cancer every year due to exposure to secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke also poses significant risks to the cardiovascular system. And the EPA estimates that about 35,000 people die each year from heart disease brought on by the regular exposure to smokers. Secondhand smoke is especially dangerous for children. Their lungs are still developing and are very sensitive to cigarette smoke. Children who live with smokers develop more respiratory infections, ear infections and asthma than children who do not live with smokers.
What Can You Do?
It is important to take measures to protect the non-smokers, including your friends and family. Be courteous and step outside if you must smoke at home. Keep your home smoke-free. And never smoke around children. Being able to breathe clean air, free from harmful and irritating tobacco smoke, is a serious issue for everyone. At home and at work it is important to speak up about how dangerous smoking is to smokers and non-smokers alike.
The Florida Hospital Association Board of Trustees Adopts Policy That Encourages All Florida Hospitals to Establish and Implement a Tobacco-Free Campus
Hospitals across the country are establishing tobacco-free campuses to save lives and money, and to create healthier worksites, communities and states. Tobacco-free campuses protect and promote the health of staff, inpatients and outpatients, decrease smoking-related employee costs, strengthen the image of hospitals as healthcare leaders, and support other tobacco-free initiatives within the community. Based on a recent Florida Hospital Association (FHA) survey of hospitals in Florida, 44.4% of participating hospitals have adopted a tobacco-free campus policy. Most of these hospitals became completely tobacco-free in 2007 Only two had achieved a tobacco-free campus prior to 2007. Twelve of the hospitals/health systems are planning to implement their tobacco-free campus policy in 2008.
At Florida Hospital Fish Memorial:
- Our goal is to provide the safest, healthiest, most cost effective working environment possible for employees.
- As a health care provider, our goal is to provide the most comprehensive, cost-effective quality health care possible.
- As a community member, we provide leadership in increasing the health and well-being of the community.
Smoking Cessation Classes
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial has Smoking Cessation Classes scheduled as follows:
February 22, 2011
June 7, 2011
October 5, 2011
These classes are free for Florida Hospital Fish Memorial employees.
$40 for the public.
Call to register, or for more information 386-917-5125.