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Smoking Policy

Improving the health of our patients and community is a vital part of our mission. So for the health of our patients, families, and visitors, as well as University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) volunteers and staff members, we are Smoke FREE—Inside and Out. Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside or on the grounds of Strong Memorial Hospital or the URMC campus.

We are just one of hundreds of U.S. hospitals that ban smoking on their campuses, and here in Rochester, several of our region’s hospitals have adopted similar smoke-free guidelines.

Thank you in advance for your support in helping us continue to improve everyone’s health by supporting our Smoke FREE—Inside and Out policy.

Whether you need new inspiration or are in the early stages of ceasing your smoking habit, we have a free resource that can help you. Remember, today is the perfect time to quit smoking.