Under the SMOKE FREE ONTARIO ACT, Ontario Regulation – 48/06, smoking is no longer permitted anywhere on SJGHEL property. The only designated smoking area, for the residents, is the wheelchair accessible outside designated area near the property edge. Smoking aprons are encouraged to be worn. Residents must be able to smoke unassisted and safely. Each resident must store their smoking equipment safely.
The Tobacco Control Act prohibits individuals to smoke at any entrance to the building. Residents who smoke in non-designated areas or otherwise smoke unsafely will receive a letter addressing the violation and the consequences of continuing unsafe smoking practices. Smoking privileges will be restricted. Smoking materials will be confiscated and kept at the nursing station. Continued unsafe smoking practices that put the individual at risk, as well as the other residents, will result in the resident being asked to make alternate living arrangements and to leave St. Joseph's Manor.
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