Eastern Health promotes and is committed to providing a healthy environment that is free from tobacco and second hand smoke. The use of tobacco, cannabis (marijuana) and vapour products (electronic cigarettes also known as e-cigarettes) is prohibited on Eastern Health property, grounds and parking lots. You, your family, visitors, volunteers and staff are not permitted to smoke in the facility, on its grounds or parking lots (including parked vehicles).
Long-Term Care is no exception. If you wish to leave the long-term care facility and grounds to smoke you must do so at your risk and let a staff member know when you leave. Staff are not permitted to assist or escort you off property grounds so that you can smoke.
If you smoke tobacco and would like to quit, there is support available. With your consent, you can be referred to the Smokers’ Helpline. Your doctor or Nurse Practitioner can prescribe appropriate nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) such as the “patch”.