While recovering from alcohol and drug addiction in Tasmania's North and North-West, those receiving treatment will be offered an extra leg up in their journey.
City Mission's Missiondale and Serenity House residential rehabilitation facilities made the decision to bring in a smoke free policy at their centres the first places in Tasmania from July, and the decision has been heralded by clients and providers alike.
They are the first facilities of their kind in Tasmania to have taken the step.
While the policy was formally introduced from July 1 this year, it had been the culmination of a holistic plan six months in the making.
At Missiondale in Evandale, smoke sheds had been a popular place for clients to spend time - those sheds no longer exist after a team of staff and clients pulled them down to mark the final transition to being smoke free.
Alcohol and drug services operations manager at both Missiondale and Serenity House Narelle Howell said feedback from clients in the first six days of the initiative had been positive.
"It has been overwhelmingly positive. Even when we talk to people on the phone and say we are going smoke free they say, 'yep, no problems'," she said.
"We're very proud that we got this over the line and that City Mission were brave enough to go in this direction ... It's a big and a brave step but one we are so passionate about."
Ms Howell health and financial benefits for clients underscored the decision, in reality it made sense on a number of levels.
Missiondale nurse Matt Carswell said by not smoking for even a short period of time clients were already reporting feeling better.
"You begin to taste food again, you begin to breathe a little bit easier ... Guys are noticing while they're exercising they're able to do more," he said.
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"It's all about positive health outcomes, whether [from withdrawing from] drug and alcohol or now tobacco."
A Missiondale client, who wished to remain anonymous, said the choice for them to go smoke free was already seeing results.
"I have quit smoking ... now I can breathe and have so much more money to spend on things I enjoy," they said.
City Mission chief executive Stephen Brown said he expected significant changes to result from the decision.
"By going smoke-free we anticipate that 25 per cent of our clients will have improved outcomes when recovering from all substances at once," he said.
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