14 September 2017
Smokefree across AWP
Smokefree across AWP
On 1 October we launched the Trust Tobacco Free Smoke Free
Environment Policy with the expectation of the Trust being
completely smoke and tobacco free by the end of November.
To meet current legislation and support a smoke free NHS, this
means that all staff, service users, visitors and contractors to
any AWP site will not be able to smoke or use tobacco products.
Associate Director of Nursing Nicola Hazle said: "The focus of
the policy is to provide tobacco and smoke free environments for
our service users to receive care in and for our staff to work in.
The policy is not about enforcing people to stop smoking but
supporting those service users who do smoke to be abstinent whilst
they are on Trust sites or receiving their care.
"We will do this by providing them with nicotine replacement,
specialist support and support the use of electronic cigarettes
during inpatient stays. Staff are encouraged to lead by example and
will be provided with the guidance, training and support to make
this happen. The policy also sets out how staff who smoke can
access support if they wish to make a quit attempt."
All areas across the Trust will be required to implement the
Trust policy in their services by 30 November 2017, and further
detail about his will follow.
The role of Stop Smoking Practitioners will be fundamental to
the support offered to service users; the aim will be to have one
or two in every ward and community team.
The launch of our Smokefree campaign will coincide with the
national Stoptober campaign, which is run by Public Health England
and encourages participants to pledge themselves not to smoke
during the 28 day period, with a mind to giving up altogether.
Smokefree is a public health campaign initiated and supported by
Public Health England, an executive agency of the Department of
Health. You can read more about the national Smokefree NHS campaign
For guidance on E-cigarettes for service users, carers and
For information on smoking and your health click
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