Smoke Free

Renfrew Victoria Hospital properties are SMOKE FREE!

RVH is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for our patients, families, visitors and staff. As a hospital, it is important that we model and support healthy choices. In an effort to do this, and in conjunction with the Smoke Free Ontario Legislation, RVH went smoke free April 1, 2017.

 

All admitted patients are screened for tobacco use and provided with Nicotine Replacement Therapy while in the hospital.

 

People will have to leave the hospital grounds to smoke as hospital property is completely smoke free!

 

Smoking is NOT allowed in any vehicle while on hospital property.

 

Limiting people's exposure to smoking and second hand smoke is important for upholding the health of patients, staff, volunteers and visitors.

 

Tobacco Enforcement Bylaw Officers, employed by public health units, are designated under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act to enforce the ban on smoking on hospital grounds.

 

If you would like more information about quitting, visit the www.smokershelpline.ca or call Smokers’ Helpline at 1-877-513-5333.

We are committed to providing a safe, secure and respectful environment for our patients, staff and visitors
and will not tolerate any form of violent, abusive or aggressive behaviour.