TDHS is now a smoke-free workplace

We are proud to announce that TDHS is now a smoke free work place.

Our acting chief executive officer Rebecca Van Wollingen announced the new policy this morning to coincide with World No Tobacco Day.

She said the new policy was a commitment by the organisation to do whatever it could to improve the health outcomes of its staff, patients, clients, volunteers and the wider community.

“We have made this decision due to the known health impacts of smoking and would like to support our community to have the best possible health they can,” she said.

“Our new policy sets the framework for how we remain smoke free and supports staff, clients and visitors in the process.

“It means that people are supported to limit, reduce or Quit smoking and commits us to provide them with the appropriate tools and resources to do so.”


World No Tobacco Day is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form.

The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2019 is on “tobacco and lung health.” The campaign is focused on:

  • the negative impact that tobacco has on people’s lung health, from cancer to chronic respiratory disease,
  • the fundamental role lungs play for the health and well-being of all people.

The campaign also serves as a call to action, advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption and engaging stakeholders across multiple sectors in the fight for tobacco control.

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