Welcome to this smoke-free space

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 9:45am

Capital Health is dedicated to protecting and improving the health of people living in the communities we serve. As part of our tobacco reduction policy, we are pleased to offer a smoke-free and vapour-free environment on Capital Health property, including our hospitals. This also supports our scent-free policy.

As of Oct. 20, 2014, this policy includes no use of tobacco products, e-cigarettes or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) or any other product that is smoked in our buildings or  while on property owned or leased by Capital Health. This includes inside vehicles parked on Capital Health property and Capital Health vehicles as well as during staff-led therapeutic patient outings.

For admitted patients who want to manage nicotine withdrawal symptoms during their stay so they do not have to go off property to smoke, or who wish to stop smoking during their stay, we offer free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) gum and patch. Information about how to use the NRT correctly, and free stop smoking programs and resources for interested patients is on a laminated card in each bedside table.

If you are admitted to hospital and are interested in using NRT during your stay, please let your nurse know during the admitting process.

Thank you for supporting our tobacco reduction policy.