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Why can't I smoke at Concord Hospital?

Smoking is not only damaging to your health, it exposes others to environmental tobacco smoke (sometimes called passive smoking).

Environmental tobacco smoke is known to cause cancer and contribute to heart disease, bronchitis and other respiratory problems.

You will be helping provide a safer environment for patients, visitors and staff by not smoking when you are on our premises.

What do I do if I need to smoke?

Smoking is not permitted anywhere on hospital property. Patients can request to receive Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) free of charge for the duration of their stay and will be referred to Quitline when they are discharged. Please let our staff know if you would like to receive NRT.

Concord Hospital strongly encourages you to think about the impact smoking has on your health and consider taking steps to quit. If you choose to smoke, you must leave our grounds and will do so at your own risk.

Reasons to quit

Smoking increases your risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and lung diseases such as emphysema. It also weakens your immune system and affects your body's ability to heal. Smokers are at greater risk of complications during surgery and are likely to take longer to recover. The good news is you can start to reduce some of these risks by quitting and remaining smoke free.