How to implement “HSE Tobacco Free Campus Policy”

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/617260
Title:
How to implement “HSE Tobacco Free Campus Policy”
Authors:
HSE Tobacco Control Programme
Affiliation:
Health and Wellbeing
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
Apr-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/617260
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The Healthy Ireland Survey (2015) reported a smoking prevalence (daily) of 19% with a further 4% reporting to be occasional smokers. http://health.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Healthy-Ireland-Survey- 2015-Summary-of-Findings.pdf. National policy, Tobacco Free Ireland, has set a target of less than 5% smoking prevalence by 2025. To achieve this an average of more than 50,000 smokers will have to quit each year for the next ten years. Implementation of the HSE Tobacco Free Campus policy across all services and settings will be one of a number of key contributing factors in achievement of this goal. In order to implement national policy objectives contained within “Healthy Ireland”, “Tobacco Free Ireland” and the “HSE Tobacco Control Programme” and to protect staff, service users and visitors from the harmful effects of tobacco smoke, the HSE has adopted an official corporate tobacco free campus policy. The policy has two clear aims: 1. To treat tobacco addiction as a health care issue 2. To denormalise tobacco use in all healthcare services and settings The HSE Tobacco Free Campus policy underwent extensive internal (with senior management and staff in all divisions) and external consultation (Joint Council of Unions and patient advocate groups e.g. through the Vision for Change Mental Health forum) in 2011 and was adopted as an official policy by the Director General and the HSE management team in 2012.
Keywords:
SMOKING CESSATION; OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHSE Tobacco Control Programmeen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-20T13:35:48Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-20T13:35:48Z-
dc.date.issued2016-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/617260-
dc.descriptionThe Healthy Ireland Survey (2015) reported a smoking prevalence (daily) of 19% with a further 4% reporting to be occasional smokers. http://health.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Healthy-Ireland-Survey- 2015-Summary-of-Findings.pdf. National policy, Tobacco Free Ireland, has set a target of less than 5% smoking prevalence by 2025. To achieve this an average of more than 50,000 smokers will have to quit each year for the next ten years. Implementation of the HSE Tobacco Free Campus policy across all services and settings will be one of a number of key contributing factors in achievement of this goal. In order to implement national policy objectives contained within “Healthy Ireland”, “Tobacco Free Ireland” and the “HSE Tobacco Control Programme” and to protect staff, service users and visitors from the harmful effects of tobacco smoke, the HSE has adopted an official corporate tobacco free campus policy. The policy has two clear aims: 1. To treat tobacco addiction as a health care issue 2. To denormalise tobacco use in all healthcare services and settings The HSE Tobacco Free Campus policy underwent extensive internal (with senior management and staff in all divisions) and external consultation (Joint Council of Unions and patient advocate groups e.g. through the Vision for Change Mental Health forum) in 2011 and was adopted as an official policy by the Director General and the HSE management team in 2012.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.subjectSMOKING CESSATIONen
dc.subjectOCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETYen
dc.titleHow to implement “HSE Tobacco Free Campus Policy”en
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentHealth and Wellbeingen
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