Tobacco is the cause of death for 3,800 Kansans every year and is the root cause of many illnesses and lost productivity. Tobacco use in and around hospitals poses health and safety risks for patients, employees and visitors. While Kansas currently has a statute banning smoking in medical care facilities, as health care advocates, we would like to expand that ban to all hospital property. If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Samuelson at (785) 233-7436.
Letter to Secretary Bremby - KDHE
Kansas Hospitals Going Tobacco-Free - 96 as of 10-31-08
Tobacco Regulation 2-2-06 - proposed regulation text - still
Tobacco-Free Implementation Q & A - transcript from April 2006
panel conference call.
Kansas Hospital Go Tobacco Free Press Release - sent
statewide May 31, 2006.
List of organizations endorsing hospitals go tobacco-free.
Letter to the Editor - about Kansas hospitals going tobacco-free.
Kansas Tobacco Quitline: (866) QUIT-NOW or (866) 784-8669
AN IMPLEMENTATION TOOLKIT FOR HOSPITALS (click on item below to download)
Thank you to the following hospitals who provided sample documents.
FROM PROVIDENCE MEDICAL CENTER AND SAINT JOHN HOSPITAL
FROM MERCY REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER IN MANHATTAN