Destination Tobacco-Free: A Practical Tool for Hospitals and Health Systems


Destination Tobacco-Free: A Practical Tool for Hospitals and Health Systems


This tool is designed to help hospital executives and others develop best practices in tobacco use policies and protocols.

The 32-page Destination Tobacco-Free: A Practical Tool for Hospitals & Health Systems, was vetted by hospital administrators and clinicians from across the United States. It contains step-by-step directions, examples, and tools that can help hospitals achieve their missions, improve care, bolster employee health, and boost the bottom line.

The tool is divided into five chapters:

  1. Becoming and Remaining Tobacco-Free focuses on creating a tobacco-free campus
  2. Working with Employees suggests ways to advance tobacco-free policies, through communications, training and health benefits
  3. Working with Patients looks at systems, protocols and trainings for addressing tobacco use
  4. Working with Visitors suggests ways to respectfully enforce your tobacco-free policy
  5. Working in the Community shows how to partner with neighbors, physicians, tobacco quit lines and others on this important health initiative


Washington Health Foundation's Healthiest State in the Nation Campaign

Funding Sources:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Smoking Cessation Leadership Center


Release Date: 2010
Original Summary: September 2011
Last Updated: 09/28/11

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