A healthy and safe campus is important to all of us at Dana-Farber. As a research and health care institution committed to finding ways to prevent and treat cancer and related diseases, and because smoking and the use of tobacco products is a major preventable cause of disease and cancer death in this country, we updated our policy on tobacco use.
On Feb. 1, 2009, the Institute became completely smoke-free, inside and out.
This means that staff, contract workers, students, volunteers, patients and families, and visitors are now asked to refrain from using tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chew, and pipes) on all property owned and/or operated by Dana-Farber.
I realize that this policy may be difficult for people who smoke.We have no intention of forcing anyone to stop smoking.
For those who choose to continue smoking, and for those who have difficulty quitting, we simply ask that you smoke outdoors in a manner that does not affect others and complies with this policy.
Thank you for your cooperation.
You'll find more details below, under Frequently Asked Questions.
The purpose of this policy is to establish a healthful, tobacco-free environment for all patients, volunteers, students, visitors, contractors, and staff members at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). This applies to all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chew and pipes.
As a research and health care institution, DFCI is committed to finding ways to prevent and treat cancer and related diseases. Since smoking and the use of tobacco products has been identified as a major preventable cause of disease and cancer death in this country, Dana-Farber will set an example of wellness and prevention for our staff, patients, and the community.
This Policy applies to all staff, contract workers, students, volunteers, patients and families, and visitors; anyone who is on to Dana-Farber owned, operated, and/or leased property.
Find more information about getting ready to quit smoking from the American
Brigham and Women's Hospital currently offers an eight-week
course to help you quit. Learn more about their Tobacco Treatment Program or call 617-732-9694.
If you wish to smoke, you must do so off Dana-Farber owned, operated, and/or leased property.
This map shows where smoking is not permitted around the Dana, Smith, Shields Warren, Mayer, and Jimmy Fund buildings, as well as the new Yawkey Center.
This map includes smoke-free zones at Dana-Farber's other Boston locations, and at the clinics at Faulkner Hospital, Milford Regional Medical Center, and Dana-Farber/New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology.
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