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Patients and Visitors

As one of the leading health care institutions in Upstate New York, it is only fitting that we take steps to eliminate the leading cause of preventable death and disability in the United States on our campus. Banning all smoking in our buildings and on our grounds sends a clear message that good health and health care do not include smoking or the use of other tobacco products.

For our patients and their family members, we recognize this policy may lead to some uncomfortable situations. It is our goal to do all we can to minimize this by:

  • Clearly stating our policy and making our Smoke FREE perimeter widely known. We ask that smokers of tobacco products and e-cigarettes use only the three designated smoking outposts provided.
  • Making over-the-counter nicotine replacement products, such as nicotine patches and gum, conveniently available for purchase:
    • Strong Outpatient Pharmacy (off the main hospital lobby): Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Learn more about the different types of nicotine replacement therapy.