People with mental health problems are more likely to smoke, and to smoke more heavily, than the general population. This is one of the reasons that they tend to have poorer physical health and a lower life expectancy. At LPFT our aim is to create a smokefree environment across all of our sites. This is in line with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance which recommends that all hospital sites, including mental health hospitals, should be 100 per cent smokefree.
There is lots of support available to patients who smoke to help them make the change. This can be to help them stop smoking permanently or for the duration of their appointment or stay with us. If you are a patient or carer please speak to any clinical staff member for support, or contact One You Lincolnshire stop smoking support services. This service is available for anyone who wants to quit smoking.
The use of e-cigarettes is allowed in outdoor areas of the Trust. We ask that where patients or visitors wish to use e-cigarettes, they do so away from exits and entrances. E-cigarettes are not allowed in any indoor areas
Self-referrals can be made to OneYou stop smoking service.
Alternatively, self referrals can be made to the One you Lincolnshire Stop Smoking service and they will offer a combination of behavioural support and nicotine replacement products. Referrals can also be made via your GP.
There are a number of frequently asked questions available on our website to answer any questions you may have about LPFT being Smokefree.
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