Novant Health Prince William Medical Center is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, visitors, employees, physicians, and volunteers. Disease prevention and the health and wellness of our community is our primary objective. Our tobacco-free policy is established in the interest of minimizing health hazards related to tobacco use while promoting good health in the community.
Because the use of tobacco products and exposure to secondhand smoke has been shown to increase the likelihood of life-threatening disease, Prince William Medical Center prohibits the use of tobacco products of any kind by anyone on its premises as well as all other properties owned or leased by us. Prince William Medical Center joins more than 1,200 hospitals and health systems nationwide that have similar policies in place.
If you use tobacco while you are a patient in our hospital, we may notify your physician and discuss whether you should be discharged. Also, as a patient, you may not leave the unit to use tobacco products. This policy protects you and other patients in the hospital from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke.
Please tell your visitors about our policy so they understand they cannot use tobacco products in our facilities or anywhere on our grounds while visiting you.
We know the decision to use tobacco products is a personal one. We are not asking anyone to quit using tobacco only to not use tobacco on our campuses. If you would like assistance with quitting smoking, we offer smoking cessation classes.
Thank you for not using tobacco products on our campus.