THIS POLICY IS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW

WHILST THE POLICY IS UNDER REVIEW, THE CONTENT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED AS REMAINING CURRENT PRACTICE

pdf Smoke Free Policy (911 KB)

Key Policy Issues:-

  • To provide a clear and consistent message that smoking and passive smoking kills and causes disease, and as such will no longer be permitted in Trust buildings
  • Compliance with Department of Health Guidance and legislation.¬† From 1 July 2008 smoking will be against the law in any enclosed or substantially enclosed part of any mental health establishment
  • Staff, visitors and contractors are not permitted to smoke on any Trust premises
  • Service users will be allowed to smoke in designated outside areas only
  • The provision of a healthy working environment and improving the health of service users, staff, visitors and contractors
  • Protecting non-smokers from the danger to their health of exposure to second hand smoke
  • Provide an environment conducive to giving up smoking and ensure that service users and staff who want to give up smoking receive the necessary support
  • The policy will reduce the risk of fires being started by smoking

If you would like to see the Equality & Human Rights Impact Analysis (EHRIA), please click on the link.

pdf EHRIA - Smoke Free (559 KB)