Smoking

Supporting members of staff at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

We promote and have a Smokefree Policy. This means that smoking and using vaping devises is not allowed on any grounds owned or used by ESHT employees.

Stopping smoking is the single most beneficial thing you will ever do for your health and we actively encourage staff, patients and visitors to quit. It’s never too late.

We know that smoking is the single greatest cause of preventable ill health. As a healthcare provider we have a responsibility to promote healthy lifestyles, reduce smoking prevalence and protect everyone from the dangers of second-hand smoke.

People who attend a stop smoking service are four times more likely to quit smoking successfully. Support for anyone who wants to quit smoking or stop while receiving treatment is available across our Trust and there are lots of resources available for people who want to quit smoking.

There are lots of resources available for people who want to quit smoking: