Tobacco Free Policy

To promote the health of our patients and visitors, as of November 20, 2010, tobacco use is not permitted on Allegiance Health grounds, both indoors and outdoors. Therefore, patients admitted to the hospital are not permitted to smoke or use tobacco products. 


Allegiance Health’s adoption of these significant changes follows a national trend in health care. In fact, nearly 2,000 health care institutions in the U.S. have adopted 100 percent tobacco-free campus policies. 


Thank you for your support as we make our hospital and community an even safer and healthier place to be.

Frequently Asked Questions

Smoking is not permitted during your hospital stay. For your own safety, we cannot permit you to leave our campus while you are admitted.
We can offer you nicotine replacement therapy or other quit aids, during your hospital stay. We also have a tobacco cessation counselor available to meet with you while you are a patient.
E-cigarettes are not covered by this policy.

Tobacco Treatment is a free service of Allegiance Health. Anyone using tobacco products is encouraged to participate. Nonsmokers concerned about their loved ones may also receive services. A referral is not necessary.

Services are provided, as often as needed, by a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and include:

  • Assessment
  • Behavior management
  • Addiction education
  • Education on medications that increase success rates
  • Relapse prevention 

To get started or for more information, call (517) 788-4707.

 

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