Pitt County Board of Health members decided last week that they want to see smoking ended in many public areas throughout the county, beginning with the sidewalks around Vidant Medical Center.
At a Tuesday meeting, the nine-member board discussed how they could enlist the cooperation of Greenville and Vidant officials and the public to convince sidewalk smokers to stop. The medical center has a tobacco-free policy throughout its campus, and has no designated smoking areas on its property, but the sidewalks are not within its enforcement jurisdiction, Vidant officials said.
“I have been working with the dean of the Brody School of Medicine, as well as the director of the Pitt County Public Health Department to develop plans to improve the health status of Greenville and Pitt County,” medical center president Steve Lawler said on Wednesday.
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