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A message from Bruce Goldberg, DHS director
Every day at DHS we work to make it possible for Oregonians to be healthy, independent and safe. Providing a tobacco-free environment is one of the most significant actions we can take to protect the health of our employees, customers and visitors. That’s why we’ve developed a policy creating tobacco-free campuses. The policy will go into effect May 30, 2008 at 45 DHS locations.
Some employees may see this as a good time to stop using tobacco. And while the policy is a positive step, quitting tobacco is a personal decision and can be a difficult process. To those employees who have already quit or have decided to cut back, congratulations! To those considering quitting, I encourage you to join DHS Project Quit. You can quit successfully, and you donít have to do it alone. Together, we can and will make DHS and Oregon a healthier place to work and live.
Looking for tip cards or Project Quit cards? If you’re one of the new tobacco-free campuses and need more tip cards or Project Quit cards, click here.
DHS tobacco-free campus policy goes into effect May 30, 2008. The tobacco-free campus policy will affect worksites that are wholly owned or controlled by DHS — about one third of all DHS locations. The policy will prohibit the use of all tobacco products in interior and exterior spaces at all times at the affected facilities. Those facilities not included in the first phase will be going tobacco-free gradually as new lease agreements are negotiated.
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