The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust became a smoke free organisation in July 2005 after a consultation showed that the majority of staff, public, patients and other users of the two hospital sites said they believed smoking should be banned. This includes smoking in the entire grounds or in vehicles on the site. It is part of a national policy of no smoking in and around any NHS buildings. See our Smoke Free policy.
E-cigarettes or ENDS
The Trust’s smoke free policy prohibits the use of E-cigarettes or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) whilst on Trust premises due to the realistic nature of these devices and the negative impression given if being used.
Did you know?
- Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals in the form of particles and gases, over 50 of which are known to be cancer-causing
- Smoking is the single greatest cause of preventable illness and early death in the UK, and leads to heart disease, stroke and cancer
- More than 120,000 people in the UK die from smoking-related illnesses each year.
- Many people are concerned about the effects of second-hand smoke
- Non-smokers breathe in side stream smoke from the burning tip of a cigarette and mainstream smoke that has been inhaled and exhaled by the smoker.
70% of smokers say that they want to give up (Office of National Statistics).
The Norfolk Stop Smoking Service can support smokers who want to quit. Its advisers can provide support, advice and access to nicotine replacement therapy or other products to help smokers to quit.
Tel 0800 0854 113 or visit Smoke Free Norfolk. GPs will also give help and advice.