On November 20, 2008, St. Claire HealthCare (SCH), along with many hospitals across the state, implemented a tobacco-free campus policy to help enhance the health of our communities. All SCH properties, including Morehead Medical Specialists, St. Claire Outpatient Center, Cave Run Surgical Specialists, St. Claire HomeCare, St. Claire Counseling and St. Claire Family Medicine, are designated as tobacco-free properties.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does 'tobacco-free campus' mean?
Smoking or use of any tobacco products will not be permitted in any facility or on any properties owned and/or leased by SCH.
What is considered a tobacco product, and therefore, prohibited?
Tobacco products include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff, pipes and e-cigarettes.
Who does the policy apply to?
All staff, patients, medical staff, students, volunteers, vendors, contract/agency workers and visitors.
Do staff, patients and visitors have to quit using tobacco?
No, SCH is not asking anyone to quit. This policy simply means that no one can use tobacco products on SCH property.
Smoking Cessation Resources
Cooper Clayton Smoking Cessation Program
Are you ready to stop using tobacco for good? We can help. St. Claire HealthCare is proud to offer the Cooper Clayton Smoking Cessation Program, a FREE 13-week course that combines nicotine replacement therapy with behavior modification in a supportive group setting. The group meets weekly at the Center for Health, Education & Research. Contact Ashley Gibson at Ashley.Shelton@st-claire.org to learn more!
Kentucky/National Quitline: 1.800.QUIT.NOW