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Sussex Health Centre Goes Smoke Free

SUSSEX (Friday, September 9, 2016)

Members of the media are invited to attend Sussex Health Centre's 'Smoke-Free Together launch.

Date:               Monday, September 12, 2016
Time:              2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Presentation at 2:30 p.m.)
Location:         Sussex Health Centre Cafeteria,  75 Leonard Drive, Sussex, N.B.

Sussex Health Centre kicks off the third and final phase of Horizon Health Network's Smoke-Free Environment Policy, which began with the Saint John Regional Hospital in September 2015. Five other facilities will go smoke-free this fall:

  • St. Joseph's Hospital (September 19)

  • Charlotte County Hospital (September 27)

  • Grand Manan Hospital (September 28)

  • The Moncton Hospital (October 5)

  • Sackville Memorial Hospital (October 5)

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.

Beginning September 12, smoking or vaping will not be permitted on hospital property. On October 5, all Horizon hospitals will be smoke-free properties, demonstrating Horizon's commitment to improving the health and wellness of all New Brunswickers. 

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For more information contact:

Stephanie Neilson
Senior Media Relations Advisor

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