Upcoming changes to smoking policy at LHSC


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:                                                                                

Kelly Hutchinson

Corporate Communications and Public Relations

London Health Sciences Centre

519-685-8500, ext. 77129