Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Quitting Tobacco

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a smoke-free facility. We encourage everyone to quit tobacco. Smoking and the use of tobacco products such as dipping and chewing tobacco are not allowed on the campus of VUMC. Smoking and tobacco products are harmful to your body and also can affect the health of your child.

Where to get help

  • Vanderbilt Institute for Smoking Prevention and Cessation: Kim Dayani Center, (615) 322-4751
  • Your local hospital or cardiac rehabilitation facility:
  • American Cancer Society quit line service: (877) 937-7848 or
  • American Lung Association quit line service: (800) 548-8252 or
  • National Cancer Institute quit line service: (877) 44-UQUIT
  • Tennessee quit line: (800) QUITNOW (784-8669)

Protect your child

When children are around someone who smokes, they breathe in smoke as well. This can increase the risk or severity of such illnesses in children as

  • Asthma attacks or asthma symptoms: Wheezing, coughing, more mucous secretions in the lungs, trouble breathing
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Ear infections
  • SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) - the risk of SIDS is increased if mother smokes while pregnant or if a child is around smoke after birth.

In addition to tobacco, unauthorized use or possession of alcohol is not allowed on the VUMC campus.

Last Edited: November 29, 2017
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