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Fight against tobacco: the CHU silver medal!

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Fight against tobacco: the CHU silver medal!

The Caen Normandy University Hospital has just obtained “silver” certification following the 2023 “Tobacco-Free Health Place” (LSST) audit carried out by RESPADD (Network of Health Establishments for the Prevention of ADDictions).

The Caen Normandie University Hospital is one of the first University Hospitals in France to have obtained this certification , valid for a period of three years, and which attests to the commitment and implementation of LSST standards within the establishment.

A strong and lasting commitment

To carry out the “Tobacco-Free Health Center” project, a multidisciplinary working group (tobacco doctors, union representatives, members of security, members of management, occupational physicians, members of the quality department, smokers, non-smokers, ex-smokers) formerly known as the tobacco-free hospital network was created with the aim of developing and deepening the strategy.

Among the major initiatives are:

  • Support and monitoring of smokers;
  • Training of CHU staff and future health professionals in supporting smokers and prescribing nicotine replacement treatments;
  • The organization of prevention actions: world no tobacco day on May 31; mobilization of teams throughout the tobacco-free month (in November), robin campaign, Normandy sports against cancer with the organization of actions, workshops, conferences, etc.
  • The ban on smoking in and in the immediate vicinity of the CHU Caen Normandie;
  • Strengthening “zero tobacco” signage within the premises;
  • The installation of tolerance zones (smoking shelters) around the establishment;
  • Regional and national participation in the implementation of the National Tobacco Control Plan.

In 2022, to affirm its commitment to the fight against tobacco, the Caen Normandy University Hospital also signed the RESPADD charter “Tobacco-free Health Place (LSST).

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