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Smoke-Free NYGH

North York General Hospital has taken an important step towards preserving the health of its patients, visitors, staff, physicians, volunteers and community by becoming 100% smoke free.

Anyone wishing to smoke will have to leave hospital property. This includes the:
  • General site (4001 Leslie Street)
  • 4000 Leslie Street site
  • Branson Ambulatory Care Centre
  • Seniors' Health Centre* 
  • Parking lots

*Long-term care patients/residents at Seniors' Health Centre will still be permitted to smoke on the premises.

Inpatient information

To enhance the comfort of your stay at North York General, Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) will be provided to inpatients (admitted to a hospital bed) during your stay as prescribed by your physician.

Inpatients who want to quit smoking during their hospital stay can speak to a nurse about NYGH's Inpatient Smoking Cessation Support Program.

Upon discharge, patients can connect with Smokers' Helpline at 1-877-513-5333 to get further smoking cessation support free of charge or contact their doctor for more information.

Outpatient information

At this time we can only offer Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to patients while they are admitted to a hospital bed. NRT products are available for purchase in our Outpatient Pharmacy, located on the ground floor of the General site and the Branson Ambulatory Care Centre.

Patients can connect with Smokers' Helpline at 1-877-513-5333 to get smoking cessation support free of charge or contact their doctor for more information.

Where are patients and visitors allowed to smoke?

All patients, visitors, staff, physicians, and volunteers who wish to smoke must leave hospital property to do so. Smoking is currently permitted on public sidewalks. Note that smoking is not permitted on the grounds behind the hospital, as the property lines extend to the water line.
 
More information or questions regarding North York General's Smoke Free Initiative

Your questions and comments are important to us. To ensure we provide both physical and emotional support during your time with us, we invite you to email us with your questions and suggestions. All inquiries can be directed to smokefree@nygh.on.ca and your concern will be directed to the appropriate department.