June 17, 2016
The Qikiqtani General Hospital (QGH) is implementing a smoke-free program on June 30, 2016, to support the Department of Health’s tobacco reduction program. The public is invited to the program launch on June 30, 2016, at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be served.
All clients, staff and visitors who smoke or use tobacco products will need to use one of the two designated areas at QGH. These products include cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, chewing tobacco (snuff), pipe tobacco and e-cigarettes.
The initiative is part of a commitment to provide a healthy and safe environment while reducing second-hand smoke exposure.
QGH will offer nicotine replacement and counselling to all patients and staff, to support tobacco cessation.
For more information about quitting tobacco, contact your health provider. You can also visit www.nuquits.ca, email [email protected], call the Nunavut QuitLine at 1-800-368-7848 or check the Tobacco Has No Place Here Facebook page.
NOTE: A map identifying the designated smoking areas is attached.
Department of Health