It is not uncommon for staff of mental health facilities to have diverging opinions regarding the tobacco use of their patients. Surveys have shown that a significant proportion of staff believe that the smoke free policies are harsh and difficult to implement in health facilities where patient compliance is a matter of serious concern (Lawn, 2004, Wye et al., 2010). Intra-staff disputes and arguments with patients as to how to implement these policies, if at all, occur frequently. This protocol was developed at the request of staff at a mental health facility for HIV AIDS patients afflicted with dementia. Staff were concerned about imminent smoke-free regulations that would impact on their unit.