CMC goes non-smoking
by The Press and Standard | November 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Last Updated: November 26, 2019 at 12:12 pm
Smoking now prohibited in parking areas, sidewalks, etc.
at Colleton Medical Center.
Hospitals across South Carolina are demonstrating their commitment to improving the health and improvement of human life. Colleton Medical Center will begin implementing a tobacco-free policy November 21 for the well-being of everyone by restricting the use of tobacco products on their campuses and facilities.
For decades, hospitals have banned smoking inside their facilities and during the last 10 years, many hospitals began implementing tobacco-free policies. Tobacco is the cause of death in over 7,000 South Carolinians each year and, for every one person who dies, another 20 will suffer from at least one serious tobacco-related illness.
The hospital will prohibit the use of tobacco products on the hospital grounds and all off-site properties owned or leased by Colleton Medical Center. This includes sidewalks, walkways, driveways, and all parking areas.