As a health care provider, Island Health has an obligation to promote good health practices. We are committed to ensuring a safe, healthy and clean environment for everyone.
Smoking is not permitted on any Island Health property. This includes all buildings, grounds and parking lots.
Please read our Smoke-free Island Health FAQs (pdf) for more information about this policy.
Help to quit
One of the single most important steps you can take to improve your health is to quit smoking. For resources to help you quit, visit Smoking & Tobacco.
Are you having surgery?
Staying "tobacco-free" 6 to 8 weeks before surgery will help you heal and reduces your risk of complications. Download our surgery poster (pdf) for more information and resources.
For more about tobacco and how Island Health promotes tobacco-free living, visit the following links:
Tobacco Prevention & Control Program
Smoking & Tobacco
Resources for Health Professionals