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Tobacco Free Campus

Matching our Mission: APD’s Tobacco Free Campus

APD has joined the growing list of NH hospitals to adopt a smoke and tobacco free campus-wide policy, effective January 1, 2012. Over the last several months, APD has implemented an information campaign, “Choosing Health,” and has worked with employees and patients who wish to break their habit of tobacco products use.

“As a healthcare organization, we have a responsibility to lead by example and encourage positive health behaviors for our employees, patients, physicians, volunteers and visitors,” states Harry G. Dorman, III, FACHE, APD’s President and CEO. “The tobacco-free initiative is a concrete way to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to healthy living.”

Read a personal story of an employee who has successfully quit the habit:
Reinventing Cool:  APD Today: Spring/Summer 2011 (PDF)

Helpful resources: 

HealthDay Articles:

Health Tip: Choose Your Day to Quit Smoking

How to Make Your Quit-Smoking Resolution Stick

Life After Cigarettes Is Happier: Study

Smoking Linked to Skin Cancer in Women

Patches, Counseling, Persistence Can Help Smokers Quit

Smokeout Day: The Best Ways to Quit

Most Smokers Want to Quit, CDC Report Finds

Smokers Have Heart Attacks Earlier Than Nonsmokers

Smoking May Double Risk for Stroke

Healthy Behaviors Will Help You Live Longer: CDC

Bladder Cancer Risk Even Higher for Smokers Than Thought

Women May Face Greater Heart Risk From Smoking Than Men

Pumping Iron Helps Smokers Quit Without Weight Gain: Study

Early Morning Smoking Riskier For Cancer

Smoking Linked to Raised Risk of Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds

Smokers Mistakenly Believe Vitamins Protect Them From Cancer

Today’s Teens Less Likely to Be Heavy Smokers, Study Finds

Smoking Withdrawal Shows Up in Brain Mood Centers

Smoking, Diabetes, Obesity May Shrink Your Brain

Health Tip: Smokeless Tobacco Isn’t a Safe Alternative

Smoking After Heart Attack Raises Risk of Dying

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