Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free
HGH is Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free.
- Humboldt General Hospital is 100 percent smoke-free and tobacco-free.
- People who choose to smoke or use tobacco must leave HGH property to do so.
To read HGH's smoke-free and tobacco-free policy, please
Because Humboldt General Hospital is committed to providing a healthy environment
for patients, visitors and employees the entire HGH campus is smoke- and
tobacco free. We recognize it may be difficult for you to refrain from
smoking. You may need the assistance of our health care professionals
to support you through your hospital stay.
Your nurse can provide support and information, and contact the appropriate
support services at your request. Your attending physician is a valuable
resource. The team's consulting physician can assist with non-smoking
aids such as nicotine patches. If you have concerns regarding this issue,
please talk with your doctor.
Smoking Cessation Resources:
- Humboldt General Hospital Quit Smoking Help: (775) 623-5222, ext. 1297
- Tobacco Users Help Hotline: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (775) 784-8669
Free online program:
- Smoking is the #1 cause of preventable death and illness. Cigarette smoking
causes about 1 of every 5 deaths in the United States each year. On average,
adults who smoke cigarettes die 14 years earlier than nonsmokers. According
to the American Cancer Society, the use of tobacco products is linked
to 440,000 preventable deaths a year.
- Second-hand smoke is the third leading preventable cause of disability
and early death (after active smoking and alcohol) in the United States.
For every eight smokers who die from smoking, one innocent bystander dies
from secondhand smoke.
- Not only does smoking exponentially increase a person's risk for developing
lung cancer and other diseases, like emphysema and chronic bronchitis,
but it also puts people at higher risk for cancer of the mouth, throat,
larynx, esophagus, bladder, pancreas, kidney, cervix and stomach. Smoking
also elevates the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and insulin resistance.
- Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than $200 billion in annual health-related
economic losses in the U.S. (half in direct medical costs and half in
lost productivity). To cover losses, consumers would have to pay $10.47
per pack of cigarettes.