WHITE LAUNCHES TOBACCO FREE CAMPUS AT ST. LUKE’S HOSPITAL
St Luke’s Hospital Rathgar Campus became a tobacco free zone on Monday (January 6th) of this week. From now on, smoking will not be permitted anywhere on the hospital grounds including the car parks and gardens of St Luke’s.
Minister of State at the Department of Health and Labour TD for Dublin South, Alex White officially launched the new tobacco free policy.
“The tobacco free zone, which will apply to all staff, patients, visitors and contractors at St. Luke’s, will ensure a healthier, safer and cleaner environment for all and better health outcomes for patients.
“We cannot allow a situation where people and, in particular children, are involuntarily exposed to tobacco smoke. The main objective of a tobacco-free environment is to better protect our citizens against exposure to tobacco smoke and to act as an incentive to smokers to quit the addiction.
“Tobacco-free legislation is improving the health of workers and the public and in addition it is sending a strong message to our children that smoking is socially unacceptable.”