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Tobacco Free

St. E's Goes Tobacco Free

"Quitting smoking is easy, I've done it hundreds of times"

-Mark Twain 

To ensure the health of our patients, families, visitors and employees, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center campus becomes tobacco free January 1, 2012. This means all employees, patients and visitors cannot smoke or use smokeless tobacco products on St. E’s property.

St. Elizabeth’s and all other hospitals in Boston are going tobacco free in 2012 as part of a cooperative effort being led by the Boston Public Health Commission.

We encourage anyone who smokes or uses tobacco products to consider quitting. Please utilize these resources to help you quit.

SECAP
617-789-2574  

Allston Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force
http://abdrugfree.org

Nicotine Anonymous
www.nicotine-anonymous.org;

American Lung Association
1-800-586-4872
www.lungusa.org (English and Spanish)

National Cancer Institute
www.smokefree.gov

Surgeon General
www.surgeongeneral.gov

Quit Tips Line
1-800-943-8284
24 hours a day/recorded message - Lasts the length of a craving!

LifeScopeEAP
1-800-227-2195
Email: Help@LifeScopeEAP.com

Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW
(1-800-784-8669)

Practice the Four Ds:


Delay - Wait out urges to smoke, it will pass in a few minutes
Deep Breathing - Breathe in slowly and as deeply as you can, then breathe out slowly.  Repeat this five times.
Drink Water - Sip the water slowly and hold it in your mouth a little while.
Distract - Talk to a friend, focus on task you are doing, or get up and move around. Do something that takes your mind off smoking for a few minutes.

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