Why is this important?

Everyone who works in our hospitals sees the damage that tobacco smoke does, and many people would not need hospital treatment if they didn’t smoke.

We know that there is a way out of smoking for everyone, and we recognise that by supporting people to stop smoking, we can help them benefit more from the care we give, recover faster and avoid future visits to hospital, illness and early death.

By helping us to make our hospitals Smokefree you are supporting the NHS long term plan and making it easier for our patients who are not smoking whilst in hospital.

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Paul Brittain | Research Nurse, York Hospital

When I approached Beth from City of York Health Trainers, who ran the staff stop smoking service at York Hospital, I was ready to make a change, and felt that this time was going to be different. I had been smoking for many years, …

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