As of Monday, it will be forbidden to smoke on the grounds of the Hawkesbury General Hospital (HGH).
In effect since 2006, the smoking policy of the establishment now prohibits smoking outside, anywhere on the field of HGH, including sidewalks, lawns, parking areas as well inside parked vehicles, under penalty of a fine of $ 305.
This prohibition applies to all types of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, electronic cigarettes (vapoteuses), as well as medical marijuana.
The new policy will apply to the three properties of HGH, namely the main campus; Trillium building on Ghislain Street; and the new Regional Mental Health and Addiction, on Spence Avenue.
People should therefore leave the property to smoke.
HGH is joining the approximately 50% of Ontario hospitals that are already smoke-free.
“As health facility care, HGH plays an important role in promoting health. HGH is 100% smoke free because the health of our patients, visitors, volunteers, employees, physicians, contract workers and the community is important to us, “says CEO Marc LeBoutillier.
In the same vein, it is now forbidden to smoke in the JR Brisson Complex and Paul-Émile-Lévesque Casselman, except at designated outdoor recreational buildings.
The municipality recently adopted a regulation that prohibits the use of all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes on public property, including parks.
“The new regulation Casselman is a promise to the community members that they will no longer have to protect themselves from secondhand smoke when they participate in activities in the village facilities,” said Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical hygienist health Unit eastern Ontario.