PUBIC NOTICE: Smoke Free ~ North Shore Health Network

Smoke Free  ~ North Shore Health Network (NSHN)

The North Shore Health Network (formerly the Blind River District Health Center), together with Algoma Public Health (APH) are advising patients, staff and visitors  that all grounds and properties of the Blind River, Thessalon and Richards Landing – Matthews sites are 100% smoke free, effective September  01, 2016.

Supporting a Smoke Free environment on NSHN Property

APH Tobacco Enforcement Officers will issue tickets to violators of the bylaw, with fines starting at $255.
Patients, staff, visitors and volunteers are reminded to respect the rights and privacy of the property owners in proximity to any of the NSHN properties.

Smoker Cessation/Management Supports Available

If you are a smoker and are receiving care at any of the NSHN sites we will help you to manage your nicotine withdrawal. Your nurse will talk to you about your smoking pattern and medications that can be prescribed while you are in hospital to manage nicotine withdrawal.

A complete list of cessation resources is available at