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Smoke Free project

 
Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the grounds of a correctional centre and complex (including car parks, walkways, visits processing areas). Cigarettes, tobacco and smoking related items, such as matches, lighters and e-cigarettes, are banned.

CSNSW Smoke Free prisons poster for visitorsThis major health initiative is a legislative requirement that will benefit the health of everyone in correctional centres, including staff, inmates, contractors, and families and friends visiting inmates.

Smoke Free resources include fact sheets for visitors and quit smoking information in other languages.

Learn more about the Smoke Free project by downloading this fact sheet for visitors to correctional centres [accessible PDF - 261KB]

For information about how to quit smoking call:

Quitline - 13 7848 (13 QUIT) or visit the Quitline website.

*Staff living on CSNSW sites are able to smoke when off duty in a designated area outside their accommodation and not visible from a correctional centre. Most of these sites are at remote locations such as Ivanhoe and Brewarrina.

Former Rabbitoh Nathan Merritt is now the Tackle Smoking Ambassador for NRL One Community. Here he highlights the serious health 

Former Rabbitoh Nathan Merritt is now the Tackle Smoking Ambassador for NRL One Community. Here he highlights the serious health issues around smoking and why it’s important to quit.

 Prof Tom Calma, AO - the National Co-ordinator for Tackling Indigenous Smoking and a strong advocate for a smoke free society. H

Prof Tom Calma, AO - the National Co-ordinator for Tackling Indigenous Smoking and a strong advocate for a smoke free society. He shares his message about the negative health effects of smoking and the benefits of quitting.​