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Tobacco Free Partnership of Dixie County Recognizes Cross City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center's Tobacco Free Policy
July 14, 2018

The Cross City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center held the first annual Family & Friends Day Extravaganza.  Cross City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (CCNR) is committed to promoting health, wellness, prevention and treatment within the community.  CCNR serves as a model to the community by promoting good health and this event was another opportunity for the Tobacco Free Partnership of Dixie County to also promote the Tobacco Free Policy passed by CCNR in 2017.
The Tobacco Free Partnership youth representative, Jordan Butler, and the Tobacco Prevention Specialist, Melanie Anderson, presented the CCNR with a plaque at the event to thank the administration of the center for continuing to support tobacco free policies in Dixie County. 

During the event, the Tobacco Free Partnership held a booth that highlighted the Tobacco Free Policy.  The policy defines tobacco as use of any cigarette, cigar, pipe, chewing, smokeless or other tobacco products, and electronic smoking devices (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems).  The policy includes individuals but not limited to, employees, medical staff, volunteers, students, contract workers, EMT staff, residents and visitors.  It prohibits the use of tobacco by CCNR employees, residents and visitors in, on all CCNR owned or leased buildings, grounds, parking lots, ramps, plazas, owned or leased vehicles and sidewalks adjacent to CCNR properties.  Upon request, cessation information and assistance is being provided to residents, employees, students, volunteers and medical staff. This policy has been shared with all employees, residents, and is for visitors viewing in the lobby.

Due to the inclusive tobacco free policy, this event will continue to be a tobacco free event.  Many residents, family members and visitors that attended the Family & Friends Day Extravaganza expressed their appreciation for the new policy and shared their quit stories.  Other attendees discussed the need for someone in their family to quit using tobacco after viewing some of the visuals at the booth, such as tarred lungs and yuck mouth.  Both the TFP and CCNR look forward to working on other tobacco free policies that they can work on together to continue to decrease the tobacco use in Dixie County. 

For more information on the work of the Tobacco Free Partnership of Dixie County, contact Melanie Anderson at