Olympic Medical Center is a comprehensive health care provider serving the residents of Port Angeles, Sequim and surrounding communities. Inpatient services include a level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. Outpatient services include cardiac care, cancer care, diagnostic imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, orthopaedics, surgical services, sleep center, home health, primary care, a walk-in clinic and specialty physician clinics.
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Smoke Free Campus

Olympic Medical Center has joined health care organizations across Washington State and the U.S. by becoming a smoke free campus, which means that no smoking is permitted on OMC properties. This includes the buildings, walkways and parking lots of the hospital and all clinics and facilities owned or leased by Olympic Medical Center. Thank you for not smoking.

According to the 2006 Surgeon General's Report "The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke," there is no risk-free level of exposure to second hand smoke. Because the health of our patients, staff and community is important to us, we have established a smoke free environment. This policy supports our mission of providing high quality health care to our community.

Smoking cessation assistance is available to help you refrain from smoking while you are in our care. Please ask your nurse or clinical provider for more information or see the links at right for additional resources and details on the Washington State Department of Health Tobacco Quit Line.

Related Information

Tobacco Quit Line
Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
American Lung Association

2012 Surgeon General's Report - Overview of Key Findings

The 2012 Surgeon General's Report describes the epidemic of tobacco use among youth ages 12 through 17 and young adults ages 18 through 25, including the epidemiology, causes, and health effects of this tobacco use and interventions proven to prevent it. Scientific evidence contained in this report supports the following facts:

We have made progress in reducing tobacco use among youth; however, far too many young people are still using tobacco. Today, more than 600,000 middle school students and 3 million high school students smoke cigarettes. Rates of decline for cigarette smoking have slowed in the last decade and rates of decline for smokeless tobacco use have stalled completely.

Tobacco use by youth and young adults causes both immediate and long-term damage. One of the most serious health effects is nicotine addiction, which prolongs tobacco use and can lead to severe health consequences. The younger youth are when they start using tobacco, the more likely they’ll be addicted.

Youth are vulnerable to social and environmental influences to use tobacco; messages and images that make tobacco use appealing to them are everywhere. 

Tobacco companies spend more than a million dollars an hour in this country alone to market their products. This report concludes that tobacco product advertising and promotions still entice far too many young people to start using tobacco.

Comprehensive, sustained, multi-component programs can cut youth tobacco use in half in 6 years.

Read the full report here.

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