In order to implement national policy objectives contained in Healthy Ireland, Tobacco Free Ireland and the HSE Tobacco Free Ireland Programme, and to protect staff, service users and visitors from the harmful effects of tobacco smoke, EVE has adopted the HSE official corporate Tobacco Free Campus Policy. The policy has two clear aims:
The policy is based on international best practice and is in line with the GNTH Global Network of Tobacco Free Health Services Model. Click here for more information.
Experience demonstrates that the successful implementation of Tobacco Free Campus Policy requires a systematic approach and the proactive support of the service managers at all levels. To assist in the smooth implementation and ongoing management of this policy across all services and settings a resource implementation guide with supporting tools has been developed using the updated GNTH-Global Network for Tobacco Free Health Care Services Standards.
Mental Health Ireland, in collaboration with the HSE tobacco Free Ireland Programme, hosed a National Conversation Cafe in July 2019, based on the World Café approach, as an opportunity to bring service users, service providers and family members together to disucss the topic of smoking, mental health & Recovery. EVE took part and made a presentation on the day.