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Miramichi Regional Hospital Goes Smoke Free

MIRAMICHI (Tuesday, April 5, 2016)

Members of the media are invited to attend Miramichi Regional Hospital's 'Smoke-Free Together' launch. Beginning April 7, smoking or vaping will not be permitted on hospital property. Smoke-free properties will extend to all Horizon hospitals over the next six months. 

Date:               Thursday, April 7, 2016

Time:               1 p.m. to 3 p.m.(Presentation at 1:30 p.m.)

Location:         Miramichi Regional Hospital Lobby, 500 Water Street, Miramichi, N.B. 

Miramichi Regional Hospital is the second Horizon facility to go smoke-free, following the Saint John Regional Hospital in September. Five more facilities will also go smoke-free this month:

  • Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital (April 18)
  • Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation (April 18)
  • Oromocto Public Hospital (April 18)
  • Upper River Valley Hospital (April 25)
  • Hotel-Dieu of St. Joseph (April 25)

Presentations include a ceremonial "butting out" in lieu of a ribbon cutting to remind everyone to "butt out" before they come onto hospital property.

Horizon CEO John McGarry will be available to talk to the media about the Smoke-Free Policy.

This ongoing dedication to positive change for our hospitals demonstrates Horizon's commitment to improving the health and wellness of all New Brunswickers.

April 7 is also World Health Day, a global health awareness day. 

Join us for blood pressure checks, information booths, music and refreshments. 


For more information contact:

Stephanie Neilson
Senior Media Relations Advisor

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