Shore Health System Bans Tobacco Usage In Its Premises
Date: 23rd July 2007
In a latest move, Shore Health System, a hospital in Maryland is gearing up to impose restrictions on tobacco usage in its campuses that include buildings, walkways, entranceways, parking lots and several others. Furthermore, it is known that the ban on tobacco would be effective from 1 st November.
The new anti-tobacco policy would be applicable on each and every individual entering the campus including the vendors, visitors, patients, volunteers, physicians and employees.
The real cause behind the implementation of the anti-tobacco policy by Shore Health System employees is that people become victims to a range of diseases on account of smoking, especially cardiopulmonary disease, cancer and other disorders result from tobacco addiction. However, according to Joseph P. Ross, CEO and President of Shore Health System, restriction on smoking and tobacco usage in the premises by the authorities of Shore Health System is the perfect way to show that they care for their employees and are wholly committed to their health and well being.
It is further known that in order to help their employees quit smoking; Shore Health System is providing them smoking cessation classes, the smoking cessation medicine chantix for free of cost and also free access to nicotine replacement therapies such as nicotine lozenges, gum and patch.