BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts hospitals have a new goal for 2011 – banning all tobacco products from their campuses.
The Massachusetts Hospital Association is teaming up with the Department of Public Health this month to unveil the new tobacco-free hospital initiative.
Supporters say hospitals should participate in the voluntary program to help reinforce the state’s anti-smoking message.
Massachusetts Hospital Association CEO Lynn Nicholas and Public Health Commissioner John Auerback plan to detail the initiative at an event at the Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge on Wednesday. The hospital recently joined the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network’s other hospitals to go tobacco-free.
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