Northern Trust is smokefree

The Northern Trust, in line with all Trusts regionally, introduced a Smoke free Policy in March 2016. Smoke free means that smoking (including electronic cigarettes) is not allowed in the grounds of ANY Trust facility. There have been many successes with this policy with an evident reduction in the number of people smoking on site. However, there are still some ‘hotspot’ areas where smoking continues.

By creating smoke free environments, the Trust is hoping that it can take a big step forward in empowering people to quit their habit and live healthier lives.

Stopping smoking is the single greatest thing that people can do to improve their health.  It not only protects people’s health but also helps to influence cultural change by creating new norms around smoking in public.

Specialist stop smoking support is at hand for those who want to quit smoking through GPs or pharmacists.

Further information on support services is available from the Trust’s Health Improvement Service, tel. 028 2563 5575 or via



5th October 2017

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