​​​​Smoking and second‐hand smoke are the leading cause of preventable death. There is no safe level of exposure to second‐hand smoke, even when that exposure occurs outdoors.

The University Health Network (UHN) is committed to providing a healthy, safe and comfortable environment for all our staff, patients and visitors. As a result, UHN is becoming a smoke-free hospital.

Please keep UHN smoke-free.

It is the law.

If you smoke on UHN grounds, you could be fined up to $5,000 and UHN could be fined $300,000.

For help, contact Smokers' Helpline: 1 877 513 5333

Protecting your health

Smoking is prohibited across all areas of UHN, in compliance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and the Electronic Cigarettes Act. This includes:

  • Inside all buildings
  • Exterior grounds
  • Parking garages owned by UHN

UHN reserves the right to ask anyone smoking on UHN grounds to move off the property.

Individuals and institutions that do not comply with the Act will be subject to fines.

Helping you quit

Are you or a loved one ready to quit smoking? UHN's outpatient pharmacies, wellness department and community partners can provide the help and support you need to succeed.

Learn more about some of the smoking cessation programs and resources available around our hospitals and in our community:

Smoke-free UHN: Fast facts

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