Smokefree news


Trust to go completely smokefree

Posted on in Services

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is going completely smokefree from Monday 1 April as part of a national drive to support more people to stub out the habit and reduce the many serious illnesses linked to smoking. Becoming a smokefree NHS is not just about stopping people from smoking on hospital sites. It’s about improving the health of staff and patients by identifying those who smoke and offering them practical support to quit.

Staff stop smoking clinics

Posted on in Health improvement, Staff

Stop smoking support for staff has been launched as part of the Trust’s pledge to go smokefree by the end of March 2019. Provided by occupational health, the 12-week programme is designed to help staff stop smoking with the support of a qualified stop smoking advisor.

Hard-hitting warnings from ex-smokers

Posted on in Health improvement

For some smokers in their 30s and 40s, the thought of cancer or COPD is often dismissed as a risk that feels years away… But now two former smokers and cancer survivors are making personal appeals in a graphic quit smoking campaign that urges smokers to quit and reduce their risk – and never assume it won’t happen to them.