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Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Workplace

Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Workplace - Pay & Benefits, Benefit Programs, Kick the Habit: Tobacco Cessation Options

Effective April 2, 2008, UW Health locations are 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free as part of our ongoing initiatives to provide the very best health care. UW Health is committed to creating a smoke-free environment for all employees, medical staff, volunteers, students, patients and visitors - both inside and outside of our facilities.


Focus

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.

Locations Include

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)

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