MSH is a Tobacco-Free Campus!

Monroe Surgical Hospital

Monroe Surgical Hospital is a Tobacco-Free Campus!

As a supporter of health and wellness, and to protect our patients, visitors and staff, Monroe Surgical Hospital is a tobacco-free campus. This means all forms of tobacco are prohibited, including cigarettes, cigars, electronic smoking devices, hookahs, chew, snuff, and spit tobacco products.

No tobacco use is allowed anywhere on Monroe Surgical Hospital or Affinity Walk In Clinic properties, including the building, grounds, parking areas, sidewalks, benches, and parked vehicles. Signs declaring Monroe Surgical Hospital’s tobacco free campus are posted in conspicuous places.

Our commitment to improving the health environment on our campus and in our community is long term. We believe our policy fulfills our leadership responsibilities; puts patients and families first by providing a healthy, smoke-free tobacco-free atmosphere; lowers long-term health care and insurance costs; lowers clean-up costs and improves the health and productivity of everyone.

This policy is in support of the Louisiana Smoke Free Air Act of January 1, 2007. MSH supports the science and findings of the U.S. Surgeon General that “there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke” and that tobacco use in any form, active or passive, is a serious health hazard. MSH also acknowledges findings by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and American Cancer Society which classify secondhand smoke as a Class A/Group A carcinogen, which means it is a toxic substance known to cause cancer in humans.

We ask that all who work and visit here respect our right to maintain a tobacco free environment.

For free help with tobacco cessation, call the Louisiana Tobacco Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit