Enloe goes smoke-free

Enloe Medical Center bans tobacco on all campuses

All of Enloe Medical Center’s campuses became tobacco-free as of Feb. 14.

The new rules ban smokeless cigarettes, chewing tobacco, regular cigarettes and cigars from all facilities and grounds, according to an Enloe Medical Center press release. Patients who anticipate struggling to comply are encouraged to request nicotine replacement through their physician prior to being admitted to the hospital.

Previously, Enloe had prohibited smoking within 20 feet of doors and operable windows.

“Starting the new policy on Valentine’s Day and during National Heart Month reminds us of the benefit that limiting exposure to smoke and second-hand smoke can provide to heart health,” the release reads.