HPHA is committed to providing the highest possible standard of care, and encouraging wellness in its patients, visitors, staff, physicians and the community. Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not allowed in any area of HPHA hospital sites, including the grounds and parking lots.
Anyone wishing to smoke is required to leave Hospital property. Patients requiring assistance to leave the property to smoke will require someone to assist them. In order to support patients and to assist them in refraining from smoking, patients are encouraged to discuss strategies to stop smoking with their health care providers.
If you are someone who smokes or uses other tobacco products, the single best thing you can do to improve your health is to quit smoking.
Here are some resources that may be helpful in your journey to quit smoking or to stay tobacco-free.
Huron County Health Unit – Huron Butts Out – 1-877-837-6143
Huron Butts Out is a Health Unit service that links people to quit smoking supports in Huron County. They also provide quit smoking counselling with free nicotine replacement therapy (e.g. patches, gum), at locations in Clinton and Exeter, to people who do not have access to the service elsewhere.
Click here to visit Huron Butts Out
Perth County Health Unit: Stop Smoking Clinic – 1-877-271-7348 ext 722
Free tobacco cessation counselling, quit kitsand nicotine replacement therapy when available.
Click here for more information
smokers' helpline – 1-877-513-5333 or smokershelpline.ca
The smokers' helpline is a great free service that provides personalized advice and counselling over the phone. They also have text messaging support and online tools to help individuals wanting to quit smoking.
Click here to visit the smokers' helpline