Smoke Free VHA - VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
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Smoke Free VHA

Smoke Free VHA

The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System is Smoke Free

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System's smoke free campus policy is finally here.  The goal of the new policy change is to further our commitment to provide a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors, vendors, volunteers, contractors, and employees.
The policy covers all smoking material, including but not limited to: 

Cigarettes
Cigars
Pipes
any other combustion of tobacco
non-Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including but not limited to electronic or e-cigarettes, vape pens, or e-cigars.
On October 1, 2019, VA NWIHCS officially became smoke free. Smoking is no longer permitted on the VA campus for patients, visitors, contractors, volunteers, and vendors.

You are strongly encouraged to leave all smoking materials at home. To reduce the risk of ignition near oxygen or other flammable gases used in our facility, some areas may require materials to be stored during your visit.

The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System offers smoking cessation treatment services for Veterans. If you would like more information about smoking cessation,
call 402-599-2130 to make an appointment. The Tobacco Cessation Clinic is FREE and is offered Tuesday mornings from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Whole Health Clinic located
near the Omaha VA Hospital at the Center mall on the 5th floor, Directions Contact your Primary Care Team for more information and to find a class near your Community Clinic of choice. If you're an Employee, please contact Occupational Health.

1-855-QUIT VET 

Thank you for serving our country and allowing us to care for you.


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