KBH is Tobacco Free

Kennebec Behavioral Health's Policy Statement about Tobacco Use

Kennebec Behavioral Health, as an active supporter of good health practices, is concerned with the ill effects of smoking and tobacco products, both for the user and persons exposed to smoke and tobacco byproducts. Therefore, all areas of Kennebec Behavioral Health are designated as “No Smoking” and use of Tobacco products will be prohibited. 

Definitions: Tobacco use is defined as the smoking, vaping or use of all tobacco products, including but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, spit and smokeless tobacco, chew, snuff, snus, electronic cigarettes and other non-FDA approved nicotine delivery devices. This Tobacco-free campus policy applies to all staff, clients, visitors and vendors.

The full policy statement is available to download here.

Resources to Quit Tobacco

Call 1-800-207-1230. The Maine Tobacco HelpLine is a free service for tobacco users, providing counseling and medication.  The Maine Tobacco HelpLine is open every day, including weekends, from 8:00 a.m. - 8 p.m.  

Health Benefits (Source: The QuitLink - The Maine community of online support to quit smoking). 

Quitting tobacco use is hard, but you can do it.  Quitting can reverse the damage that smoking has had on your health and reduce your chance of dying from smoking-related disease. You will experience immediate health benefits from becoming a nonsmoker. It only takes 20 minutes to start reversing the negative effects of smoking. It's never too late to quit and start improving your health.