As leaders in healthcare we feel that we have an obligation to promote a healthy community. Tobacco is addictive and is a cause of diseases that kill. Our heritage as a faith-based advocate for healthier living began years ago when our sponsoring organization, the Seventh-day Adventist Church took an early stance against tobacco in the 1800's and began smoking cessation programs as early as the 1960's. In this tradition and to further this mission, Adventist HealthCare is committed to providing tobacco free surroundings that are a safe and healthy healing environment for their patients, visitors, employees, and physicians.
All Adventist HealthCare campuses became tobacco free on November 15, 2007. You may not use tobacco in your vehicle if that vehicle is on an Adventist HealthCare campus.
It is not our wish to force a tobacco free lifestyle on anyone. However because of the dangers of second hand smoke, we are asking that all patients, visitors, employees, contract workers, volunteers, and physicians comply with this policy while on our campus. If it is your personal choice to use this as opportunity to quit using tobacco, there will be options available to you.