Smoking No Longer Permitted at VA Medical Centers or Outpatient Clinics - G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center
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G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center

 

Smoking No Longer Permitted at VA Medical Centers or Outpatient Clinics

September 26, 2019

JACKSON, Mississippi – In striving to provide a healthy and safe environment at VA facilities, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is implementing a smoke-free policy for all VHA health care facilities and property that is under the charge and control of VA. Under VHA Directive 1085, all VHA health care facilities will be smoke-free effective October 1, 2019.

As part of the VA’s commitment to a smoke-free health care environment, the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, Community-based Outpatient Clinics, and all VA leased property will become smoke-free on October 1, 2019.  Smoking cessation treatment for Veterans and employees is offered free of charge.  Veterans interested in smoking cessation treatment should contact their Primary Care Team, employees should contact Occupational Health. 

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

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