New Joint Commission Educational Tool Helps Hospitals Create a Smoke-Free Campus

Wilmette, Illinois, UNITED STATES

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2011) - More and more hospitals are recognizing the value of promoting a healthy, smoke-free image in their community. In recent years, hospitals nationwide have been increasingly adopting campus-wide smoke-free or tobacco-free policies to demonstrate their commitment to public and employee health.

In order to help support these and other organizations aspiring to go smoke-free, The Joint Commission and the Henry Ford Health System have co-authored "Keeping Your Hospital Property Smoke-Free." This how-to guide offers hospitals and other health care organizations useful strategies for implementing and enforcing a successful smoke-free or tobacco-free policy. The new 28-page educational tool is the product of research conducted with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute. "Keeping Your Hospital Property Smoke-Free" is available for