To protect the health and safety of all individuals on all hospital premises and to support the hospital's mission of promoting good health to our community, the use of tobacco products is not allowed on any hospital-owned property. This policy applies to all employees, medical staff members, patients, volunteers, visitors, vendors and contractors.
FMH employees who encounter individuals using tobacco products on hospital property have been instructed to politely advise the individuals of our policy and ask that they stop smoking, chewing, etc.
Patients who typicially use tobacco products will not be allowed to use them while on hospital property. Patients may request a nicotine patch (which must be prescribed by their doctor).