Featured Highlight: Initiating Practice Change with a Tobacco-Free Policy
“How will our members react to a tobacco-free campus?” … “What if members stop coming?”
These questions echo the concerns that behavioral health organizations across the country have when proposing tobacco-free policies. Yet when faced with the fact that adults living with mental illnesses and substance use disorders use tobacco at a rate 71% higher than their peers, Way Station Inc. knew they needed to act despite lingering questions.
The road to becoming a tobacco-free campus involved agency-wide efforts to obtain buy-in from members, staff and organizational leadership, as well as expanding cessation resources. To learn more about Way Station’s transition to a tobacco-free campus, watch their success story video!