Smoking policy

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has taken the practical steps to promote good health and has introduced a “No Smoking Policy”.

Kick ItA patient who smokes increases their risk of anaesthetic complications and surgical site infections.  Everyone knows about the general health risks associated with smoking, but not so many people know that stopping smoking for even just a week, or even a day or more, before surgery can reduce the risk of breathing problems and help the patient recover more quickly.

Our hospitals are non-smoking environments and it helps you adjust if you stop smoking before you come in for a planned treatment or operation.  Stopping smoking is also proven to benefit your health, lower your risk of complications and help speed-up your recovery. 

Anyone who would like help to stop smoking can access the Quit4Life service at www.quit4life.nhs.uk.  or Text QUIT to 60123 or call 0845 602 4663 or email quit4life@nhs.net 

You can see a short film that highlights the risk of smoking "Emily's Story- Ask, Advise, Act"

Patients who would like to receive help on how to stop smoking while in hospital or on your return home can ask ward staff for a referral to the Quit4Life service and access nicotine replacement whilst in hospital. The Quit4Life service is open to friends and family as well as patients.

 

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updated 13 August 2015

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