​​Our Smoke Free Policy

John Hunter Hospital follows the NSW Health Smoke-free Health Care Policy. This policy means smoking is not permitted on the John Hunter Hospital Campus.

The aim of the policy is to reduce the risks to health associated with tobacco use by patients, staff and visitors to NSW Health facilities and reduce the community's exposure to second-hand smoke.

As patients and visitors, we ask that you kindly refrain from smoking while visiting our hospital.​

Support is available for admitted patients who are smokers to assist with the management of nicotine dependence (cravings and withdrawal symptoms) while in hospital. This includes being offered nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and referral to the Australian Government Quitline. The Quitline can be reached by calling 137 848.