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Stop tobacco !ENSH

Brugmann University Hospital and the QFCUH joined the Charter "Smoke-free hospital" and are part of the European Network for Smoke-free Hospitals since end 2006.

European Smoke-free Hospital code

1
Engage decision-makers. Inform all personnel and patients.
2
Appoint a working group. Develop a strategy and an implementation plan.
3
Set up a training plan to instruct all staff on how best to approach smokers.
4
Organize cessation support facilities for patients and staff in the hospital and ensure continuity of support on discharge into the community.
5
Indicate smoking zones clearly, for as long as they are considered necessary, and keep them away from clinical and reception areas.
6
Adopt appropriate signage, including posters, signposts, etc and remove all incentives to smoke (such as ashtrays, tobacco sales, etc.).
7
Support systems are in place to protect and promote the health of all that work in the hospital.
8
Promote smoke-free actions in the community setting.
9
Renew and broaden information to maintain commitment to the policy. Ensure follow-up and quality assurance.
10
First convince,then constrain considering legislation if needed. Have patience !