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Smoke-Free and Scent-Free Environment

Smoke-Free Environment

City of Peterborough Bylaw 18-114 prohibits smoking and vaping on PRHC property, including the use of recreational or medical cannibis where smoke or vapour is emitted. PRHC has a comprehensive no-smoking policy (1.A.140) that aligns with the city’s bylaw, and applies to all staff, physicians, volunteers, patients, and visitors to the Health Centre.

Smoking and vaping are prohibited on all hospital property, including inside the building, on all hospital grounds and in parking lots. A charge under the City Bylaw carries a fine of $305.

Scent-Free Environment

Please consider those who are sensitive to scented products by not wearing scented products and not bringing highly-scented flowers and plants when visiting or working at the Health Centre.

Some people feel good about themselves by wearing colognes, perfumes and aftershaves. However, scents pose a health risk to others. Occupational Health Services receives many complaints of migraines and allergy symptoms which are attributed directly to scents.

Scented products include: perfumes, body lotions and sprays, colognes, aftershaves and highly-scented flowers and plants.

Please recognize that some people are also sensitive to all kinds of scents that remain on clothes such as the smell of cigarette smoke. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Some symptoms experienced by those with sensitivity to scents:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Skin Irritation
  • Weakness
  • Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia