Statement: The healthcare organisation has clear and strong leadership to systematically implement a tobacco-free policy.
Like most complex health issues, quality management in the area of tobacco control and smoking cessation requires long term commitment and ongoing action to sustain improvements. This in turn requires a clear policy position, accountability for implementation and appropriate allocation of resources.
The healthcare organisation has clear policy documents towards the implementation of the Global Standards.
The healthcare organisation prohibits the acceptance of any sponsorship or funding from the tobacco industry, as well as the sale of their products and associated devices/ e-cigarettes
The healthcare organisation identifies clear accountability for all levels and aspects of policy implementation.
The healthcare organisation’s staff employment documents (including subcontracts and documents with other agencies that work within the healthcare organisation) require commitment by all staff to the organisation’s tobacco-free policy.
The healthcare organisation seeks relevant representation to develop and to implement a strategy and action plan based on the self-audit and policy monitoring and evaluation results.
The healthcare organisation allocates the human and financial resources necessary for all aspects of policy implementation.