Wilson N. Jones extinguishes smoking on premises

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

SHERMAN, Tex. -- Thursday is the Great American Smoke-Out, and to honor and celebrate the occasion, Wilson N. Jones Hospital is now completely tobacco-free.

As of Thursday, no one can smoke on the WNJ campus. That includes doctors, patients, visitors, and employees. CEO Pat Flynn says the doctors are the ones who started this initiative back in March, and they have been planning for Thursday ever since.

"Going tobacco-free for this campus really makes a statement for our patients and employees and how we want improve the health of our staff and community and protect the health of our patients," Flynn said.

In case you were wondering, if you are a smoker, you have to leave the campus by driving completely off property.


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  • by Mork Location: Ork on Nov 16, 2007 at 08:06 AM
    I think they should pass out breath mints.
  • by TX Location: Lake Texoma on Nov 16, 2007 at 07:21 AM
    Way to go WNJ....wonderful idea.
  • by Butch "Dubya" Hickson Location: The Stix on Nov 15, 2007 at 04:08 PM
    Thank you so much for doing this WNJ! Second hand smoke bothers me.
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