EHS Campus Goes Tobacco Free

Healthy Hospital. Healthy Community.

To assure our patients, staff and visitors can breathe freely, Effingham Health System is now tobacco-free.

As of October 1st, no tobacco use of any kind will be permitted, in or around all Effingham Health System facilities, and throughout all EHS campuses.

“We feel we need to take a leadership role in making our hospital, facilities, and community, a healthier place to live,” explains Fran Baker-Witt, Interim CEO for Effingham Health System. “Making our campus completely tobacco-free firmly reflects our belief in supporting the health and wellness of our people. “

Why are we making this change? Tobacco use is the number one PREVENTABLE cause of death in the world. Every year nearly half a million people die from the effects of tobacco use. Smoking kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders and suicides—combined.

To assist employees and community members in this transition, Effingham Health System is holding Smoking Cessation Educational Sessions and Classes. For more information call 912-754-6413 or 912-429-1593 or visit

Thank you for helping us lead the way for a healthier community.