The purpose of this paper is to outline, from the perspective of someone involved in smoking cessation, concerns about the intention to make all hospital grounds “smoke free”.
This paper takes the form of a narrative account.
Reflective account offering a personal point of view – no findings presented.
An important viewpoint relating to an issue of great concern to many people working in and using mental health services.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are the author's own and are not intended to represent those of Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
Hurley, D. (2015), "How does enforcement of smoke free grounds in acute mental health settings sit with “recovery” focused practice? A personal view", Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol. 19 No. 1, pp. 52-55. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-12-2014-0042
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