STUB IT OUT
All NHS sites across Wiltshire will be smoke free from Tuesday 1 January 2019
Smoking is a significant public health issue in England and a leading cause of preventable ill health, premature death and disability.
Over ten years ago NHS organisations were asked to become virtually smokefree and although 99% of NHS hospitals have a no-smoking policy, only 10% are completely smokefree.
In Wiltshire, we have made a commitment as part of the Banes, Swindon and Wiltshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership to achieve Smoke Free NHS sites from 1 January 2019.
This means that all NHS sites will be smoke free, and smoking will no longer be allowed anywhere on NHS sites, including in the grounds and in vehicles located on or in an NHS site.
The campaign is being launched now to give NHS sites 9 months to inform all site users about the change. This gives patients, staff and visitors the opportunity to prepare themselves to stop smoking or abstain before they come onto NHS sites, either to work or for a hospital stay.
Support is available for people who wish to stop smoking and you are four times more likely to quit with support than going it alone, so make the most of this free NHS service – www.nhs.uk/smokefree
Face to face support is also available from your local pharmacy and GP surgery.
Information on the benefits of quitting smoking to your and those around you.
Help to stop >
NHS Smoke Free – Get on the right road to stop smoking and phone or chat with a trained advisor
Your family and friends – Support from others can increase your chances of stopping smoking
Addiction evaluation – Find out how addicted you are to nicotine
Reasons to stop >
Benefits of stopping – how stopping can save you money and improve your health
Second-hand smoke – When you smoke, it’s not just your health that’s put at risk