Crozer-Keystone Health System Is Now Completely Smoke-Free
Smoke-Free Classes at CKHS
Crozer-Keystone Heath System cares about the health of its 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.
Want to Quit Smoking with Lots of Support?
Clear the Air Smoking Cessation Classes
Crozer-Keystone Health System offers five-week 'Clear the Air' smoking cessation classes for anyone who would like to quit smoking. The group programs, led by experts who understand why people smoke, use a positive behavioral change approach to help people stop smoking for good. For many smokers, especially those who have tried to quit before, group support can make the difference in helping to stay smoke-free. Free nicotine replacement therapy may be available for those who qualify.
Learn more about our "Clear the Air" classes and register for an upcoming class.
County Tabacco Free Coalition
Watch Videos about the Effects of Smoking
Daniel DuPont, D.O., on Comcast Newsmakers
Watch Daniel DuPont, D.O., Chief of the Section of Pulmonary Diseases, Taylor Hospital, talk about the negative health effects of smoking, the economical impact of smoking and the benefits of quitting.
Watch Daniel DuPont, D.O., on Comcast Newsmakers
Listen to Our Important Healthcare Message about Smoking
Watch the video about the effects of smoking and how you can quit.
Learn Why you Should 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 is sponsoring a “Clear the Air” smoking cessation program. Smoking Cessations classes are offered 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.
Have an Annual Physical
An annual physical is a great way to get your physician’s input and support of your decision to stop smoking. If you do not have a physician, visit Find a Provider or call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (254-3258) to find one who's right for you.