OHSU Smoking Policy

On September 17, 2007 Oregon Health & Science University became a tobacco-free institution. This important step was taken to create a healthier, more healing environment for employees, students, patients and visitors.

Providing compassionate care to our patients is a guiding principle at OHSU.  Assistance is provided to patient families and visitors who smoke by offering nicotine lozenges at no cost to help manage cravings while on campus.

The University is dedicated to a tobacco free campus and has provided answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). There are are specific ways you can help if you see smokers on campus or are a smoker yourself.

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 handles the overall management of the Tobacco Free Initiative. For more information, contact Samantha Kennan in the Benefits office at 503 494-7617.