VA healthcare facilities to go smoke-free

June 17, 2019

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) will implement a new policy restricting smoking at its healthcare facilities by October 2019, according to an article on the Veterans Affairs website.

The ban extends to patients, visitors, volunteers, contractors and vendors.

A recent VA survey revealed that approximately 85 percent of responding facility leadership support smoke-free campuses.

The new smoke-free policy applies to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, any other combustion of tobacco and non-Federal Drug Administration approved electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including but not limited to electronic or e-cigarettes, vape pens or e-cigars.

Read the article.

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: Maintenance and Operations


Recent Posts
Recent Posts
Focus: Infection Control

Cancer patient forced to stop chemo early because of rare hospital infection


Three children had contracted infections while being treated for cancer at Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

9/16/2019

Electrostatic sprayers can help control infections, save time


Machines allow janitors to sanitize and disinfect high touchpoints every day

9/16/2019

G4S Named Outstanding Contract Security Company by the OSPAs at GSX


9/16/2019

Hines Celebrates Sustainability from the Ground Up with Eighth Report


9/16/2019

Yanmar Completes Acquisition of North American Loader Manufacturer ASV Holdings


9/16/2019





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.