Tobacco Free Policy

Smoke Free

UM Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH) is committed to providing a tobacco-free environment to support health and healing for our patients, family members, visitors, team members, physicians, and volunteers.

Our Tobacco-Free Environment policy prohibits the use of tobacco products both inside our buildings and on our campuses.  Smoking or carrying a burning cigarette, cigar, pipe, electronic cigarette, or other tobacco product is not permitted inside any UM Upper Chesapeake Health hospital (UM Harford Memorial Hospital or UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center), the Klein Ambulatory Care Center, the Kaufman Cancer Center, any surrounding UM UCH medical buildings, or any vehicles owned, leased or operated by UM UCH.

This is also includes any exterior space within the hospitals, which can only be accessed from within the building, such as a patio, parking garages, courtyard or garden. 

For our patients who use tobacco products:

Please discuss your concerns or questions related to tobacco use cessation or coping with withdrawal symptoms with your nurse and physician.  Tobacco use cessation classes are available through the Harford County Health Department and Cancer LifeNet.  For further information or to register please call (410) 612-1781 or (443) 643-3350.