Smoking is not allowed in the facility.
As a healthcare facility, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre (SJCCC) has an important role to play in promoting health and wellness in our community. We value a healthy and safe environment for our patients, visitors and all who work at SJCCC.
The Smoke Free Ontario Act, 2016, Ontario Regulation 48/06, and the City of Greater Sudbury By-law #2002-300 prohibit smoking tobacco in all enclosed workplaces and enclosed public places, as well as other designated places in Ontario, to protect workers and the public from the hazards of second-hand smoke.
Any individual found smoking, including e-cigarettes, on SJCCC property (includes the building, exterior grounds, parking lots, as well as inside cars) will be reminded of SJCCC’s smoking policy and will be asked to extinguish their product immediately. Greater Sudbury by-law officers could also fine any person found in contravention of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act as part of their ongoing enforcement of the Act. Fines can be up to $1000 for a first offence.