Smoke-Free Campus

Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus is aiming to become a smoke-free healthcare campus, through the application of smoking prevention and control measures and the promotion of healthy activities and environments.

Project description

We have been committed to the Catalonia Smoke-Free Hospitals Network since 2002. As a promoter of health, there is an active policy that aims to ensure a smoke-free environment for users and professionals at the centre.

The Campus is totally committed to health, which is why it is an accredited smoke-free centre and a Gold Forum Member 2017 of the Global Network for Tobacco-Free Healthcare Services.


The regulation on smoke-free spaces is based on Law 42/2010 of 30 December, modifying Law 28/2005 of 26 December, on healthcare measures relating to smoking and the regulation of the sale, supply, consumption and advertising of tobacco products. 

In compliance with the smoke-free policy, and as part of the Quality Plan, the Campus has a Central Operations Committee, whose mission is “to ensure compliance with the regulations on smoke-free spaces in healthcare centres and their surroundings. The promotion of actions to make the Hospital an environment that promotes health and prevents disease”.   

  • To comply with current legislation on healthcare measures to combat smoking. 
  • To implement actions promoted by the Catalan and European Smoke-Free Hospitals networks.
  • To implement actions for training, communication and information, to encourage co-responsibility. 
  • To promote healthy workplaces that ensure the health of all professionals. 
  • To obtain the commitment of providers and sub-contracted businesses to apply and comply with Law 42/2010 of 30 December, 2010. 
  • To prohibit the sale, distribution and advertising of tobacco products within the hospital grounds. 
  • To periodically assess the advances made at the centre. 
  • To implement improvement actions to drive the project forward. 

The Smoke-Free Campus activities include: 

  • Tobacco cessation (quitting smoking) clinic for patients admitted to hospital, their families and those working at the hospital.
  • Surveys on smoking and measuring environmental tobacco smoke inside and outside the buildings.
  • Celebrating World No-Tobacco Day (31 May)
  • Training professionals to advise and treat patients who wish to give up smoking.

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