The smoke- and tobacco-free zone includes all UW Health clinical and administrative locations. Coordinated with the revised UW-Madison campus smoke-free policy, the smoke- and tobacco-free zone extends to cover all University of Wisconsin health science campus areas.
- University Hospital
- All UW Health clinics
- All UW Health administrative locations
- American Family Children's Hospital
- UW Health at The American Center
- The UW Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Nursing and Pharmacy
- The Waisman Center
- Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC)
- Wisconsin Institutes of Medical Research (WIMR)
- Health Sciences Campus Smoke-Free/Tobacco-Free Workplace Map
Smoking is widely recognized as the single most important cause of preventable human disease, including lung cancer, heart disease, and emphysema. Second-hand smoke can also cause the same health problems in non-smokers.
A smoke- and tobacco-free campus will provide a healthier environment and will underscore our commitment to improving health. But it does require hard work to discuss the topic with every single patient and document that conversation. And certainly, quitting tobacco use can be very challenging. We're committed to this new policy and proud to support the health of our employees, our patients and community.
Read the full text of the policy: Smoke-Free/Tobacco-Free Workplace Policy (1.41)