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Harford's hospitals will be even more 'tobacco free' in 2015

Starting Jan. 1, 2015, a tobacco product ban in effect at both University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health hospital campuses in Harford County will become even more stringent, and as of July 1, 2015, Upper Chesapeake will not hire anyone who uses tobacco, the health care company said this week.

The major change in the policy is that the use of tobacco products will no longer be allowed in parked vehicles.

Upper Chesapeake is Harford County's largest private employer, with more 3,100 employees, according to the most recent fact sheet posted on the organization's website. Hospital admissions, emergency room and outpatient visits to the two campuses exceed 285,000 annually.

The buildings and grounds of the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air and Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, as well as "any vehicles owned, leased or operated by UM UCH," are tobacco free, according to the existing Upper Chesapeake policy posted online.

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