15-month-old Sophie Colley, left, gets a no-smoking t-shirt from Wendy Jackson, an en- rolled nurse in Grafton Base Hospital?s
15-month-old Sophie Colley, left, gets a no-smoking t-shirt from Wendy Jackson, an en- rolled nurse in Grafton Base Hospital?s

It?s official: hospitals now smoke free zones



YESTERDAY, on the eve of World No Tobacco Day today, all North Coast Area Health Service sites in the Clarence Valley became totally smoke free, in accordance with NSW Health policy.

Grafton Base Hospital and Maclean District Hospital, along with Community Health sites in both centres, now officially are smoke free zones for staff, visitors and patients.

Smoke Free co-ordinator Annie Kia said: "Inpatients will be advised not to smoke during their admission, and offered nicotine replacement therapy (nicotine patches, inhaler or lozenges) in order to be comfortable during their time in hospital."

It is the 18th World No Tobacco Day.



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