Homewood Health Centre is an entirely smoke-free and tobacco-free campus. All forms of tobacco-related products will be considered contraband on the property. This includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff, cigarillos, water pipes, e-cigarettes, lighters, and matches.
Tobacco cessation while in treatment is directly related to better treatment outcomes, wellness, and recovery.
Supporting Our Patients
Our holistic model of care will include supporting the treatment of nicotine dependency in all of our programs and at no cost to our patients. Smoking cessation support includes assessment, counselling, group support, strategies for behaviour change, and withdrawal management with approved smoking cessation aids.
Leaders in Treatment Services
As a leader in treating mental health and addiction in Canada, Homewood Health Centre is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for our patients. Tobacco use continues to be Canada’s leading cause of preventable death and disease.
What Does Smoke-free & Tobacco-free Mean?
Anyone coming onto the Homewood Guelph campus will not be permitted to smoke, use, or bring tobacco-related products on the property—this includes buildings, sidewalks adjoining Homewood buildings, parking lots and driveways, and inside vehicles located on the property.
Special exemptions will be considered at the request of an Aboriginal inpatient for the traditional use of tobacco related products that form part of a spiritual ceremony (as defined in the Smoke-Free Ontario Act).