SECTION 9.57 SMOKING AND TOBACCO USE POLICY
Smoking and Tobacco Use Policy
Executive Branch Employees
Issued: June 27, 2008 – Revised July 9, 2008
NOTIFICATION AND EFFECTIVE DATE
All Executive Branch employees (herein “employees”) are required to read this Smoking and Tobacco Use Policy, and will be expected to sign an Acknowledgement indicating that the Policy was read and fully understood by the employee. All employees are required to abide by the standards set forth in this policy. Individual departmental policies may differ, because some departments are exempted from statutory provision. However, individual department policies must also be read and signed by the employee. This revised Policy is effective July 1, 2008.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY
The purpose of this policy is to facilitate compliance with
Iowa’s Smokefree Air Act, which was enacted to
improve the health of Iowans by reducing their level of exposure to
environmental tobacco smoke, and to remind Executive Branch employees of
existing administrative rules governing the use of tobacco related
products. The administrative rules
addressing this policy can be found at 641 Iowa Administrative Code 153 and 11
PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES PURSUANT TO THE SMOKEFREE AIR ACT and IDPH ADMINISTRATIVE RULES:
PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES PURSUANT TO DAS ADMINISTRATIVE RULES ADDRESSING USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS:
1. Use of tobacco products is prohibited in all space in capitol complex buildings controlled by the Executive Branch including tunnels and enclosures.
2. Use of tobacco products is prohibited on the grounds of the capitol complex.
STATE/LEASED PROPERTY OUTSIDE CAPITOL COMPLEX
For state property outside the capitol complex and for
offices leased by the State of
The use of tobacco products will be authorized within the confines of enclosed privately-owned motor vehicles which are located on the Capitol Complex.
Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action.
The State of
SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM – The
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential program available to all employees and their families. The EAP may be contacted at 244-6090 or 1-800-EAP-IOWA (327-4692).