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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.


Allston Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force

Nicotine Anonymous;

American Lung Association
1-800-586-4872 (English and Spanish)

National Cancer Institute

Surgeon General

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


Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW

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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