Crozer-Keystone Health System Is Now Completely Smoke-Free
Crozer-Keystone Heath System cares about the health of their employees, patients and visitors. Studies have found second hand smoke to be equally as dangerous as being a smoker.
With that in mind, Crozer-Keystone has instituted a “Proud to be smoke free” policy that prohibits smoking by employees, patients and visitors on all properties. All tobacco use is prohibited in all buildings and campuses owned, leased and rented by Crozer-Keystone. This includes personal automobiles on Crozer-Keystone property.
Why Go Smoke Free?
According to the American Lung Association:
- A smoke-free environment helps to create a safe, healthy workplace for employees, patients and visitors.
- Every year, more than 430,000 deaths in the United States are a result of smoking.
- About 8.6 million people in the U.S. have at least one serous illness caused by smoking.
- Quitting smoking decreases the risk of lung cancer, heart attack, stroke, and chronic lung disease.
Crozer-Keystone Health System’s Community Health Education Department offers “Clear the Air” smoking cessation classes and "Breathe Free" support group sessions to help those who want to stop smoking. Classes use a positive behavioral change approach that teaches participants to become non-smokers for life.
To learn more about quitting smoking, contact Community Health Education at 610-447-6009.
In addition, you may call the PA Free Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
Group Smoking Cessation Programs
Research shows that many smokers take advantage of more than one of these types of resources in order to successfully stop smoking. Although some smokers are able to quit the first time they try to stop, others need to try several times. Don’t give up!
“Clear the Air,” a FREE six-week group program sponsored by CKHS Community Health Education, is offered at various dates and locations throughout the year.
For more information, please call Community Health Education at 610-447-6009.
Check http://www.tobaccofreedelco.com/ for a complete list of group smoking cessation classes that will be held county-wide.
Quit Smoking Web Sites
Get Your Doctor on Board - Have an Annual Physical!
An annual physical is a great way to get off to a healthy start in 2008 – and to get your physician’s input and support of your decision to stop smoking. If you do not have a physician, call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258) to find one who's right for you.