The world we know and the rules that follow don’t always work the same way for people dealing with mental illness, and addictive behaviors; and the facilities that treat them put in extra effort in providing a safe, accommodating environment.
While Smoking may be banned within some mental health units, it is usually allowed outdoors in many, but this comes with its own set of challenges and problems.
Here are some facts to take into consideration:
People with mental illness smoke at two to four times the rate of the general population. While estimates vary from study to study, it has been shown that as many as 70–85 percent of people with schizophrenia and as many as 50–70 percent of people with bipolar disorder smoke.
Due to these circumstances, we have developed a safer smoking cabin to withstand these types of environments. Introducing our S-Line Safety smoking cabins.
A main goal of hospitals and clinics is to offer a safe and accommodating environment for their patients, staff, and guests. This includes all mental health facilities.
Smoking cabins can be used as an interim solution towards an effective smoking cessation strategy, by allocating a specific time for patients to smoke, while they are steadily and safely weaned off their nicotine habit.
Solutions with a proven track record
Having a smoking cabin with instant capturing offers several important benefits:
Keep staff closer to their stations
Within mental health facilities, incidents can be frequent that need immediate attention from staff. Having personnel have to leave their stations often, to go outside to smoke has many disadvantages that are known to have a negative effect on their job as well as the environment.
Testimonies show when patients who have to wait, or are denied smoking privileges because they don’t have access to a designated area to smoke, are vulnerable to becoming upset or aggressive.
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The S-Line Safety series offers a smoking cabin with maximum protection against passive smoking and dangerous gases. It is also the world's first smoke cabin meeting the DIN standards' most stringent fire safety requirements, and is certified by the world-leading German testing institute, MFPA in Leipzig.
Safety features for demanding environments
Safety GlassIn the event a patient becomes aggressive, all of our smoking cabins come installed with shatterproof, safety glass in order to protect them from them hurting themselves or others.
Ash Handling SystemOur patented, fireproof, Ash Handling System (AHS) offers protection from the risk of fire as well as prevents lingering odors from cigarette butts. There is also a built-in capacity control that allows you to have the most optimal solution for your needs. The AHS comes in two different sizes with capacities of 4,500 or 9,000 cigarettes.
How do I calculate my capacity?Every situation is different, but a recent visit to a current hospital we help revealed, one wing, housing fourteen, short-term patients, shows that our Ash Handling System disposes of approximately 4,000 cigarettes a month, from one smoking cabin alone.
AccessoriesAlthough, we don’t manufacture automatic flameless, cigarette lighters, our clients have had success with easily installing accessories/add-ons into our cabins, for specific instances when patients aren’t allowed to be exposed to open flames. Ozilite is a company, whose product we see in some of our cabins from time to time that offer flameless solutions.
Jan Roger Kristiansen, Caretaker, Psychiatric Department at Lovisenberg Diakonale Sykehus, Oslo (Norway)
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