On September 17, 2007, Oregon Health & Science University became a tobacco-free institution. This important step was taken to create a healthy and healing environment for employees, students, patients and visitors.
Providing compassionate care to our patients is a guiding principle at OHSU. Assistance is available to patient families and visitors who smoke with the help of no-cost nicotine lozenges that can help manage cravings while on campus.
Compliance with the new policy is accomplished by an enforcement program coordinated through the Department of Public Safety and by treatment programs and services for employees, patients, and visitors.
The OHSU Benefits office manages the Tobacco Cessation Program. For more information, contact the Benefits office.