Smoke Free Property
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‚ÄčInterior Health's smoke free environment policy

At Interior Health, we are committed to promoting the health of our patients, employees and residents of the communities we serve.

The Interior Health Smoke Free Environment policy means that smoking is not permitted on Interior Health owned and/or operated premises, facilities, grounds and vehicles. Please note that the use of electronic cigarettes is now prohibited on all Interior Health properties.

What does the policy mean for me as a patient?

For patients in hospital who smoke, free Nicotine Replacement Therapy is available to help you remain comfortable during your stay. Talk to your doctor or healthcare provider if you would like assistance.

If you are an Aboriginal patient and are interested in the traditional use of tobacco, please discuss with your IH Aboriginal Patient Navigator.

What does the policy mean for families and visitors?

Families, visitors and outpatients are asked to not smoke or use electronic cigarettes while on Interior Health property.

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As a step towards reconciliation, Interior Health acknowledges the land that we live, work, and play on as the traditional territories of the Dakelh Dene, Ktunaxa, Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, St’at’imc, Syilx and Tsilhqot’in peoples. It is with humility that we continue to strengthen our relationships with the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples of the interior.
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