Washington Health System has a nicotine and tobacco-free policy at all facilities.
“We prohibit nicotine and tobacco use on our properties to provide a healthy and safe environment for employees, patients and visitors and to promote positive health behaviors,” said Brook Ward, health system president and CEO.
The policy bans the use of all tobacco and nicotine products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes and vapor nicotine products within all properties owned, leased or occupied by Washington Health System. This includes parking lots, health system vehicles and employees’ personal vehicles parked on the premises, as well as surrounding streets and sidewalks. Employees are prohibited from using tobacco and nicotine (excluding nicotine-containing smoking cessation aids) products during working hours.
The following should answer common questions about our nicotine and tobacco-free policy.