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Smoke free environment

All NSW Health facilities are smoke free. This means that staff, patients and visitors can't smoke in our buildings or grounds. The aim of the policy is to reduce the risks to health associated with tobacco use to NSW Health facilities and reduce community exposure to second-hand smoke.

People admitted to mental health inpatient units who are smokers will be supported manage their nicotine dependence (cravings and withdrawal symptoms) while in hospital. This includes being offered nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and referral to Quitline (phone 137878). At least three days' supply of NRT is provided to people who smoke on discharge and a referral to their GP is provided so that they can access subsidised NRT in the community.