Healthy Environment

We make every effort to maintain a healthful and secure environment for you, your family, and our staff. Therefore, the hospital is a nonsmoking institution with restrictions on tobacco use and does not permit patients to use or have in their possession alcohol or drugs that a physician does not prescribe for medical treatment.

Important Points

  • Alcohol use is not permitted.
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital is a nonsmoking institution.
  • Patients may smoke only with a written order from their doctor, and only in one of the designated smoking shelters.
  • Visitors are not permitted to smoke at all while in the hospital or on hospital property.
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital has a Fragrance-free Policy – please avoid using scented products.

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