Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Policy
West Feliciana Hospital and Clinics, St. Francis Medical Clinic, St. Francis Rehab, West Feliciana IOP and Wound Care clinic locations are committed to creating a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus for all WF employees, medical staff, students, volunteers, patients and visitors - both inside and outside of our facilities.
Smoking and second-hand smoke is widely recognized as the single most important cause of preventable human disease, including lung cancer, heart disease and emphysema. West Feliciana Hospital has a responsibility to implement a policy that promotes a healthy environment for all patients, visitors, employees, students and medical trainees.
A smoke-free and tobacco-free campus will provide a healthier environment for employees, visitors and patients, and will underscore our commitment to support the health of our employees, patients and community. Learn more about our smoke-free and tobacco-free policy through the links below.
'Breathe Easier' During Your Next Visit
The smoke-free and tobacco-free zone now includes:
- West Feliciana Hospital Campus
- St. Francis Medical Clinic
- St. Francis Rehab
- All Satellite Clinics
- West Feliciana Wound Care Clinic
Smoking Cessation Resources and Information
The American Heart Association says that the link between secondhand smoke (also called environmental tobacco smoke) and disease is well known, and the connection to cardiovascular-related disability and death is also clear.
Each year, about 37,000 to 40,000 people die from heart and blood vessel disease caused by other people's smoke. Of these, about 35,000 nonsmokers die from coronary heart disease, which includes heart attack.