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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Goes Smoke-Free on August 10th

NEW YORK (Jul 8, 2009)

In support of the Hospital's commitment to We Put Patients First, NewYork-Presbyterian will become a completely smoke-free environment beginning August 10, 2009.

Although our building interiors have been smoke-free for more than 15 years, we are expanding our policy to prohibit smoking on all Hospital property, both indoors and outdoors. Our new policy prohibits tobacco use of any kind by employees, physicians, patients or visitors in buildings, entrances, grounds, gardens, courtyards, and parking facilities.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester successfully implemented the smoke-free policy last November and we are now extending it across all campuses. We are pleased that our medical school partners, Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, are also adopting this policy. Together, we will be creating a completely smoke-free academic medical center.

Smoking Cessation Resources Are Available

Quitting smoking is the most important action individuals can take to improve their health and the health of those around them. NewYork-Presbyterian has resources available to individuals who wish to quit smoking as well as clinicians assisting their patients who wish to quit. More information is available at these pages:

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