Last fall, the policy concerning the use of tobacco was updated to make CHU Sainte-Justine a smoke-free environment. This was also to allow CHUSJ to fully assume its mandate of health promotion in terms of smoking prevention, and to continue its process as a health-promoting hospital. To do this, it also relies on the update and distribution of best practices, tools and references associated with quitting smoking.
The Centre de promotion de la santé acts as a catalyst and supports the directorates and various clinical services in enforcing the policy aiming to create a smoke-free environment on all CHUSJ building perimeters, including the Decelles building, the new Specialized Units Building, the Research Centre, the central building, the Marie Enfant Rehabilitation Centre and all parking areas.
In addition to the cooperation of key players from the establishment, the Direction régionale de santé publique de Montréal has made a major contribution as part of a call for projects, providing a grant dedicated to the implementation of the policy and of interventions conducive to quitting smoking, as well as to the production of support and information tools intended for pregnant women, teenagers and staff.
The sole purpose of deploying this policy in our environment is to create a healthy and safe environment for CHU Sainte-Justine staff and clients.