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February 3, 2009
NHS Grampian is progressing towards establishing a smoke-free environment for all its buildings and grounds, with a wide-ranging consultation.
NHS Grampian Tobacco policy (2006) aimed to ensure that all NHS Grampian premises became smoke-free within a very few years. This policy and the draft NHS Grampian Tobacco policy (2009) have been developed and agreed in partnership with union representatives.
Smoking has already been prohibited inside the hospital buildings. This consultation will focus on how, not whether, the Tobacco policy will be implemented. It will include visitors, patients, staff, Community Councils, local groups, and members of the general public.
The consultation will contribute to the achievement of the original policy objectives, by extending the ban to include all NHS Grampian grounds.
Full Length Press Release:
Smoke-free - NHS Grampian Consultation (Word document)