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For Immediate Release
June 21, 2016
(LONDON, Ontario) – In compliance with recent changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) will become a completely smoke-free facility as of June 30, 2016. Non-smoking restrictions are being expanded to prohibit smoking anywhere on hospital properties including buildings, grounds and parking lots. This applies to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars or pipes containing burning tobacco, or any other substance (such as marijuana) that can be smoked in any other manner.
Becoming a smoke-free facility is an important step towards creating a healthier hospital environment. Please visit www.lhsc.on.ca/smoke-free for more resources and information.
For media inquiries contact:
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 77129