The Tobacco Working Group has spent the past three years working on smoke-free initiatives and education to help all of us breathe easier at our workplaces.
We’re stamping out smoking in Fraser Health and we need your help.
For the past three years, the Tobacco Working Group has been working to assist sites in upholding Fraser Health’s Smoke-Free Policy to ensure all sites meet their targets for becoming a 100 per cent smoke-free organization by December 2019.
Now you can help us: take our new Smoke-Free Evaluation Survey today and help us evaluate what’s worked and what else we can do. It can be completed anonymously and should take less than 10 minutes.
Our Smoke-Free Policy protects our patients, families, employees and physicians from the harmful effects of tobacco smoke by not permitting smoking anywhere in or on all Fraser Health-owned grounds, facilities or vehicles.
In the past few years, we’ve created multiple tools and launched initiatives to support our policy, including:
- Displaying visuals such as posters, screensavers and web banners.
- Creating audio smoke-free messages: voicemails for hospital phones, outdoor smoke alarms.
- Distributing promotional materials such as buttons and brochures and rack cards.
- Launching on-the-ground efforts such as roving enforcement patrols, hospital site and unit visits.
- Providing nicotine withdrawal management and clinical smoking cessation training to staff at all acute hospital sites, plus the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre.
- Designing and sharing toolkits and employee intranet resources with site leaders and directors.
- Running multiple public social media education campaigns and publishing numerous articles in The Beat and Fraser Health Newsroom.
Please join us in our efforts to ensure Fraser Health is 100 per cent smoke free by December 2019.
Remember, if you or one of your patients or clients wants to quit smoking, we have resources to help.