Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is devoted to providing our staff, patients and guests, with the best environment for healing. For that reason, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center and its affiliates will be a tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2012.
The negative effects of tobacco are well documented. According to the CDC, tobacco use – including cigarettes and the various forms of smokeless tobacco– have led to more deaths than HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle accidents and acts of violence combined. The commitment to you, our staff and community is to create an environment that is tobacco-free for all.
This change will affect all areas of our campus, including the main hospital, garages, the Comprehensive Cancer Center and our medical office buildings. We will phase out all smoking areas throughout our campus, and we kindly ask our patients to urge their guests not to smoke during visits.
If you decide to join us in transitioning to tobacco-free, our staff will be more than happy to provide you with information on our smoking cessation classes and materials to help you in your personal journey. Should you need direction to materials, feel free to contact your nurse, unit charge nurse or unit director.
- Tobacco-Free Policy at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
- Smoking Cessation Classes at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
- Florida Quit Line: 1-877-U-CAN-NOW
- American Cancer Society
- American Lung Association