smoke free

Upstate University Hospital Launches Program to Help Visitors Quit Smoking

Apr 12, 2018
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Upstate University Hospital will be offering nicotine replacement therapy to visitors to help curb their smoking habits starting next Friday. The hospital prohibits smoking within 100 feet of its buildings.

Director of Employee Student Health at Upstate Jarrod Bagatell says they used to give people information about how to quit smoking, but one encounter changed that.

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   Syracuse University officials have taken the first step in going completely smoke-free. A letter was sent out earlier today to Syracuse students, faculty, and staff, stating that Syracuse University will become a smoke-free campus beginning July 1, 2015.  Officials say this will allow the campus to provide a healthy environment for students to thrive.  All Syracuse University owned buildings will be going smoke-free including all outdoor venues with the exception of the Carrier Dome, the Sheraton Hotel, Drumlins, and Syracuse Stage.