Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children Go Tobacco-Free

PRESS RELEASE 

Smoking and all other forms of tobacco use are now prohibited inside and within 25 feet of all Tufts Medical Center buildings

WHAT: Public announcement that Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children is banning smoking and the use of all tobacco products within 25 feet of any buildings owned, leased or occupied by Tufts Medical Center. Tufts Medical Center is one of ten Boston-area hospitals committed to eliminating tobacco use this year, as part of the Tobacco-Free Hospital Initiative, launched by Mayor Thomas Menino in November.  Tufts University has adopted a similar policy for its Health Sciences campus in Boston. Tufts Medical Center, Floating Hospital for Children and Tufts University Health Sciences campuses have now teamed up to create a tobacco-free zone from Hudson Street to Tremont Street and Kneeland Street to Oak Street.

WHEN: Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Tufts Medical Center
Atrium Lobby
800 Washington Street
Boston,MA02111

WHO: Speakers are scheduled to include:

  • Eric Beyer, President and CEO of Tufts Medical Center
  • Dr. Harris Berman, Dean of Tufts University School of  Medicine
  • Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Director of the Boston Public Health Commission
  • David Vo, Youth Counselor for Boston Asian Youth Essential Service
  • May Chin, RN, Project Director of the Pediatric Asthma Prevention and Management Initiative

WHY: Smoking is a major cause of heart disease, cancer, stroke and lung disease, illnesses treated every day atTuftsMedicalCenter. We believe it is our responsibility to protect the health and well-being of our patients, their families, visitors, employees and the Chinatown community as a whole.

About Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children

Tufts Medical Center is an exceptional, not-for-profit, 415-bed academic medical center that is home to both a full-service hospital for adults and FloatingHospitalfor Children. Conveniently located in downtown Boston, the MedicalCenteris the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service children’s hospitalof Tufts Medical Center and the principal pediatric teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine. Tufts Medical Center is affiliated with seven community hospitals and with New England Quality Care Alliance, its community physicians’ network. For more information, please visit www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org.

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