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Totally Smoke Free at Peninsula Health

In order to create a healthier, cleaner and safer environment for patients, visitors and staff, Peninsula Health is ‘Totally Smoke Free’.

This means that smoking is not be permitted on any Peninsula Health site or in any building or car belonging to the Health Service.

The decision demonstrates Peninsula Health is responsive to community needs and expectations. It also demonstrates our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of our staff and our community, a key goal in the Peninsula Health Strategic Plan.

For some time the Health Service has worked closely with local Councils, other organisations and community groups to develop and implement a broader smoking prevention and cessation strategy to locally combat the largest single preventable cause of death and disease in Australia.

Nicotine Replacement Therapies are available to staff and volunteers who want to quit smoking. Inpatients can also be given Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

There will be limited and carefully monitored exemptions for some patients including mental health patients and residential aged care residents in their homes from such programs.

Information on local Quit programs, individual sessions and Quit resources, is available through Peninsula Health Community Health Quit Support Services. Please click here for details.

Support to manage or quit smoking is available at anytime through Quitline on 13 7848 (13 QUIT) or at www.quit.org.au.

Resources

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Smoke Free DL Flyer   Quit Smoking Support Services brochure