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AFI outlines policy aimed toward oversight of tobacco use on Air Force Installations to minimize the adverse impact of tobacco use on health, mission readiness, and unit performance.
The Union also supports the rights of employees who opt to use tobacco products and their desire to do so while at work on AFMC bases.
This agreement is to ensure that a balance is maintained between the rights of non-smokers to a smoke free environment and those of employees who choose to use legal tobacco products.
Designated Tobacco Areas DTAs are defined in this agreement as Smoking Areas that have been bargained for employees to use if they opt to smoke tobacco products. DTAs will be conveniently located near work areas a minimum of 50 feet from entryways and air intakes so as to prevent STS exposure to non-smokers.
Specific locations of DTAs are authorized for local bargaining. DTAs near an explosive safety area must be approved at local level through base Safety. While all DTAs should be reassessed for compliance with the AFI, the Agency agrees to allow existing smoking shelters to be left in their current location. Any DTAs without smoking shelters in place hard structure will be relocated to comply with the 50 foot requirement, unless it is not possible due to some physical limitation e.
In all cases, relocated DTAs shall be approved locally by mutual agreement of the parties. Any new DTAs or shelters will comply with the 50 foot requirements. The use of smokeless tobacco products defined as any tobacco product that consists of cut, ground, powdered, or leaf tobacco shall not be restricted to DTAs, since this would subject users to second hand smoke. Smokeless tobacco use excluding e-cigarettes will be permitted in all workplace areas inside and outside subject to reasonable safety and sanitary conditions.
Any safety issues relative to the use of smokeless tobacco products in the work areas are subject to local bargaining.
E-cigarettes are defined as battery-operated products designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals. They turn nicotine, which is highly addictive, and other chemicals into a vapor that is inhaled by the user. No restrictions shall apply to the use of nicotine gum or nicotine patches, as their use presents no hazard to fellow employees or to the public.
By mutual agreement, parties at the local level may alter this definition but smoking will only be allowed a minimum of 50 feet from entryways and air intakes so as to prevent STS exposure to non-smokers. DTAs must be located for minimum visibility and should be easily accessible. Child care facilities and playgrounds shall be smoke free. DTAs established subsequent to this agreement will be located a minimum of 50 feet from playgrounds and must limit visibility, provided they are easily accessible.
Tobacco use shall be prohibited in common thoroughfares such as sidewalks, etc. Employees shall be free to smoke inside their automobiles. Restrictions on smoking while in military uniform shall not apply to Air Reserve Technicians ARTs when serving in a civilian capacity, until such time as bargaining is completed for AFI , which proposes ARTs wear the military uniform while performing civilian duties as an ART.
Smokers and non-smokers alike shall be afforded the same break opportunities consistent with good work practices and the accomplishment of the mission. Management agrees to provide smoking cessation classes and nicotine replacement therapy supplies e.
All remedies available under the MLA or 5 U.
Vocalek CASAA Activist ECF Veteran Apr 7, Springfield, VA If they believe that the reasons smokers need to be sent to a designated area to smoke is because second-hand smoke SHS endangers the health of non-smoking bystanders, what evidence is there that the non-smoking bystanders that vape to maintain their smoke-free status are somehow immune to the effects of SHS? Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Click to expand Comparison of risks from ST use and smoking The established health risks associated with ST use are vastly lower than those of smoking. In the past 25 years,almost 80 peer-reviewed scientific and medical publications have acknowledged the differential risks between the two tobacco products see Additional File 1. In Michael A.
Air Force Instruction (AFI) 40-102, “Tobacco Use in the Air Force,” Dated 26 March 2012
Nalmaran Military Tobacco Policies: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly However, it still allowed, in instances, smoking in military barracks, family housing, prison quarters, clubs, recreational areas, and restaurants. This is particularly given the disproportionately high rates of smokeless tobacco use in some branches of the military and because the health effects often are not treated as seriously in policies, as evidenced by the stronger restrictions on use of cigarettes when compared to smokeless tobacco products. Evaluation of smoking interventions in recruit training. Standardizes tobacco policies, intent to make tobacco use non-normative.