On September 1, 2015, Lake Charles Memorial Health System members, properties
and affiliates will be smoke and tobacco free.
At the request of the state and the medical staff and after much deliberation,
administration has made the decision that as of September 1, 2015 all
Lake Charles Memorial Health System facilities will be smoke and tobacco
free. President and CEO Larry Graham states,
“We believe that becoming a smoke free facility is in keeping with
our mission to improve the health of our employees and our community,”
says Memorial President/CEO Larry Graham. “This decision was made
with everyone’s best health in mind.”
Tobacco use of any kind will not be permitted on any property owned or
managed by the Memorial Health System, inside or out, by hospital staff,
patients or visitors. This include Memorial Medical Group properties and
Prohibited tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other
tobacco products such as chewing tobacco and snuff. E-cigarettes are also
Secondhand smoke is a proven cause of cancer, can worsen symptoms of pulmonary
conditions such as asthma or chronic bronchitis, and can cause eye irritation
and nausea in some. We believe that as a healthcare provider we must provide
all patients, staff and visitors with a safe and healthy environment.
www.lcmh.com/smoking for more information.