In accordance with the Michigan Public Act 188 of 2009, Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is required to be smoke free. It is the policy of Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital to protect the health and safety of our staff, physicians, volunteers, visitors, patients, contractors and other guests. Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital recognizes the health hazards of tobacco use, and as a leader in health care, strongly discourages the use of any and all tobacco products.
In response to tobacco being the leading cause of preventable death in the nation, Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is a tobacco free environment, both indoors and outdoors. Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is committed to offering helpful smoking cessation and treatment recourses.
Tobacco use in Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital owned and leased buildings and on the grounds and parking lots is prohibited. No one will be permitted to use tobacco-related products on any Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital property and every attempt will be made to enforce the policy. Smoking in the hospital is a safety issue and needs to be addressed promptly. The first step is for the hospital to ask the individual to stop smoking. If the individual does not stop, Public Safety will be called to talk with the individual. If the individual does not stop smoking with the request from Public Safety, Public Safety will escort the individual out of the hospital. Depending on how compliant the individual is in leaving, there may or may not be a citation given.
Tobacco products include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and pipe smoking.
A smoking cessation packet and nicotine gum are available to patients and visitors. Please contact your nurse or physician for more information.