Southlake is a smoke-free facility. Smoking, including e-cigarettes (vaping), is not permitted anywhere on the Southlake campus. All staff, patients, and visitors are required to leave Hospital property entirely—including parking lots and formerly designated smoking area—if they wish to smoke.
Ontario Regulation 48/06 under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Ontario Regulation 337/15 under the Electronic Cigarettes Act prohibits smoking on Hospital grounds in Ontario.
Anyone smoking on hospital grounds could be fined.
For the comfort of in-patients who smoke and cannot, or would rather not, travel off hospital property to smoke, Southlake offers Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) as part of their care while he/she is in hospital. This therapy comes in several forms, including the patch and gum, such as Nicorette.
Patients interested in quitting smoking can let his/her nurse know while in the hospital and ask for information on how to quit.
For more information on Southlake’s smoke-free facility and grounds, we are pleased to provide responses to Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have additional questions or concerns about how a smoke-free Southlake may impact your hospital stay, please contact our Patient Relations Office at 905-895-4521 ext. 2290.