All Barton Health facilities and grounds are now 100 percent smoke-free.
The smoking and tobacco ban includes all Barton Health facilities, parking lots, grounds, and Barton Memorial Hospital, according to a press release. The changed took place April 1. All patients, visitors, medical staff, vendors and employees will not be allowed to smoke at Barton. This includes the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, marijuana smoking, and smoke-free tobacco products such as chewing tobacco.
To celebrate going smoke-free, Barton staff will pick up cigarette butts and other refuse around the Barton grounds when the snow clears. Clean Tahoe has provided bags, gloves, and trash grabbers.
Barton Health provides smoking cessation clinics to help people kick the habit. The next series starts on Thursday. It runs for seven weeks and the course prepares participants for their quit day in the middle of the program.
The class will run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and is open to employees and the public. For more information, visit www.bartonhealth.org/smokefree or call Gina Morros at (530) 543-5882.