Ohio Valley Hospital is now a tobacco-and-nicotine-free campus! We are doing this for the health and safety of our patients, our employees, and our community. We thought you might have a few questions about what this Health Initiative is all about. Please see our FAQ section below.
Our Tobacco-and-Nicotine-Free-Campus Policy:
“In order to protect the health and safety of our patients, visitors, employees, physicians, and others, Ohio Valley Hospital maintains a smoke and tobacco-free environment. Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, vaping and tobacco products, by employees, contract workers, contractors, medical staff members, volunteers, and Medical Office Building tenants and employees is prohibited anywhere within the Hospital or on its campus, including the W. Laird Davis Center of Learning, Facilities Management Building, Wound Care Centers, Pain Treatment Center, Medical Office Building, offices of physicians employed by the Hospital, The Willows, all parking lots, the bus stop and vehicles owned by the Hospital. “
We have also provided you with a campus map so that you may see all of the areas that are off-limits to tobacco use.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What does a tobacco-and-nicotine-free campus mean?
Q: Why is Ohio Valley Hospital tobacco-and-nicotine-free?
Q: Are other hospitals becoming tobacco-and-nicotine-free?
Q: To whom does the policy apply?
Q: Where on the campus does the tobacco-and-nicotine-free policy apply? Is smoking or nicotine usage allowed inside cars?
Q: Isn't smoking a personal legal right?
Q: Why can't we have smoking huts that are designated outdoor locations?
Q: What kind of support is being offered to visitors while on the hospital campus?
Q: What kind of support is provided to inpatients who smoke?
Q: What if the doctor writes an order for a “smoke break” for an inpatient?
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