​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​No smoking iconSmoking and second‐hand smoke is 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.

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  • Women smelling a fresh air zone

    Please k​eep 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 8​77 513 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 property.

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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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