In 2006, University of Missouri Health Care instituted a tobacco-free policy. Because we are committed to improving the health of our community, we believe that promoting a tobacco-free environment is the right thing to do.
Tobacco use by everyone - patients, visitors, contractors and employees - is prohibited on all MU Health Care property.
To see the tobacco-free property boundaries at MU Health Care's main facilities, please click:
Columbia Regional Hospital
Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
Missouri Orthopaedic Institute
Need help quitting?
Healthy for Life, the University of Missouri T.E. Atkins Wellness Program, offers tobacco-cessation assistance for employees. Resources include nicotine-replacement therapy and QuitNet, a smoking-cessation support program. For more information, please contact Armine Alioto, RN, nurse coordinator, at (573) 884-1439.
If you need assistance quitting while in the hospital, please speak with your physician.
If you need assistance quitting while visiting a loved on in the hospital, please visit an MU Health Care pharmacy, where nicotine-replacement therapy is available for purchase.