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Celebrate smoke-free!


There are 250 disease-causing chemicals in cigarettes and cigarette smoke. And second-hand smoke is a carcinogen and contains more than 50 cancer-causing chemicals. Even brief exposure has immediate negative effects and increases the risk for heart disease and lung cancer and can cause premature death in children and adults. Smoke can slow healing for patients. 

Vancouver Coastal Health’sSmoke-Free Premises Policy has been trying to prevent this for the last 10 years. Since 2008, there is no smoking (that includes tobacco, marijuana/cannabis) or use of vapour products/e cigarettes at any VCH sites. And this applies to everyone – patients and their visitors, staff, doctors, volunteers.

Smoking bans in public places are recognized as the most effective way to reduce second-hand smoke; they have been shown to decrease tobacco consumption, reduce serious health-related hospital admissions, increase quit attempts, lengthen the time between relapse, and boost quit rates.

Games & giveaways!

Join us to celebrate the week of World No Tobacco Day on May 31st. 

Drop-in Location

Date and Time

Richmond Hospital
Atrium (near Starbucks)
(Mon) May 28
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Vancouver General Hospital 
Jim Pattison Pavilion Gift Shop Hallway
(Thurs) May 31
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sechelt Hospital

(Tues) May 29
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Powell River Hospital
Training Room, Lower Level
 (Thurs) May 31
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Quit Now

VCH and the BC Government have many ways to help you quit smoking.

SOURCE: Celebrate smoke-free! ( )
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