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Saint John Regional Hospital aims to be smoke-free

(Saint John) September 29, 2014 - Horizon Health Network is seeking your thoughts and ideas surrounding a pilot program to transform the Saint John Regional Hospital into a smoke-free campus. Your opinion will help impact the hospital's goal to provide a healthier environment for the community.

As a health-care institution and leaders for a healthy tomorrow, the Saint John Regional Hospital is not just committed to healing illness, but also to promoting wellness. A healthy environment is one free of the effects of smoking and second hand smoke.

Currently, there is a 'safe smoke-free environment' policy at all Horizon facilities. The proposed changes at the Saint John Regional Hospital would expand on this policy to include a property-wide smoking ban, while providing additional resources and cessation supports for inpatients, staff, and visitors. Changes to the policy will promote health and wellness.

Whether you are a smoker, a former smoker, or a non-smoker, we would love to hear from you. What challenges do you foresee to the hospital becoming a tobacco free facility? How can we meet these challenges?

If you would like to take part in an upcoming engagement session, please call us toll-free at 1-855-661-0661, or share your thoughts in survey now available online at On-line Community Feedback Survey (You need to save the PDF form onto your desktop to email or print it). Together we can improve the health of our community.



For more information:

Carolyn McCormack, APR

Media Relations


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