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HMH Increases Efforts to Keep All Locations Smoke and Tobacco-Free

smoke and tobacco freeTo protect the health of patients, staff and visitors, Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) has launched a campaign and is taking added steps to keep its hospital and more than 45 locations across Central Kentucky smoke and tobacco-free. HMH patients are no longer permitted to leave the building or go outside to smoke.
 
The smoke and tobacco-free policy applies to staff and visitors as well and includes the entire hospital campus including sidewalks, parking lots or personal vehicles entering and exiting. The smoke-free policy includes vaping and e-cigarettes.
 
The measures are designed to protect patients, HMH staff and the community from the harmful effects of smoking as well as the negative impact it has on the healing process.
 
Patients will be notified at their providers’ offices and at admission. Prior to coming or when admitted to the hospital, patients can ask their providers if they are eligible for nicotine-replacement therapy and symptom management.

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