Smoke-free policy overview

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  • The smoke-free policy exceeds the current Smoke-Free Ontario Act and applies to patients, residents, staff, and all those who visit St. Joseph’s’ properties
  • St. Joseph’s prohibits the use of tobacco products, including E-cigarettes, on all sites, grounds and properties, including parking facilities and all vehicles owned or leased by St. Joseph’s or any vehicle on St. Joseph’s property
  • Special exemptions, as defined by the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, are considered at the request of an Aboriginal person, for the traditional use of tobacco as part of a spiritual ceremony, i. e., smudging ceremony
  • The sale of cigarettes, tobacco and tobacco products at St. Joseph’s is prohibited
  • St. Joseph’s offers education and supports for patients, staff and volunteers who wish to reduce or stop their use of tobacco products
  • Failure to comply with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (any area within the hospital building and within 9 metres of any entrance or exit) while on St. Joseph’s property may result in fines as issued by a Middlesex-London Health Unit Tobacco Enforcement Officer
  • Failure to comply with St. Joseph’s smoke-free policy will result in disciplinary action by hospital staff and security
  • Every St. Joseph’s staff member has a responsibility to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all.
Last updated: Mon, 2018-07-09 11:45