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TOBACCO FREE CRNA POLICY - COPPER RIVER NATIVE ASSOCIATION

By Kelly Collins,2014-07-08 09:11
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ESTABLISHING A TOBACCO-FREE CRNA TO REDUCE THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH TOBACCO USE WILL CREATE A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, VISITORS, ...

     Copper River Native Association (AHTNATAENE NENE) Mile 104 Old Richardson

    P.O. Box H Copper Center, Alaska 99573 Phone (907) 822-5241

    Fax (907) 822-8801 E-mail: info@crnative.org Website: www.crnative.org

    Tobacco-Free Facility & Grounds Policy

Overview

    This policy clarifies Copper River Native Association (CRNA) prohibition of use of tobacco products in all interior and exterior spaces owned or wholly leased by CRNA.

Purpose/Rationale

    The U.S. Surgeon General has determined there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Establishing a tobacco-free CRNA to reduce the risks associated with tobacco use will create a healthy environment for all employees, volunteers, visitors, venders and clients.

Applicability

    This policy applies to all CRNA employees, volunteers, interns, contractors, visitors,

    vendors and clients in all outside property or grounds of facilities owned or leased by CRNA.

Compliance

    Failure by an employee to comply with this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from service. Volunteers, interns and contractors may have their service terminated.

Policy

    1. Employees, clients, volunteers, visitors and venders shall not use tobacco in any

    form in the interior space of facilities owned or wholly leased by CRNA, in

    vehicles, including water craft owned, or leased by CRNA, or on the outside

    property or grounds owned or wholly leased by CRNA property. This policy

    includes any employee representing organization on off-site or during normal

    business hours and CRNA will not allow any transporting of tobacco products

    when traveling to communities and for any constituents. For the purpose of this

    policy, “tobacco” is defined to include:

    A. Cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and any other smoking products.

    B. Dip, chew, snuff, snus, and any other smokeless tobacco product.

    C. Nicotine delivery devices, such as e-cigarettes, excluding FDA-approved

    nicotine replacement therapy products for the purpose of tobacco

    cessation.

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    2. If questions arise regarding the actual physical parameters of the prohibition for

    any particular CRNA property, the CRNA chief administrative officer or

    designee shall provide a final determination.

    Enforcement and reporting violations

    1. Signs stating CRNA tobacco-free policy are considered the first line of

    enforcement for this policy. Signs will be clearly posted on the perimeter of the

    property, at all entrances, and in other prominent places.

    2. This policy is the shared responsibility of all CRNA personal. Employees are

    authorized and encouraged to communicate this policy with courtesy, respect and

    diplomacy, especially with regard to visitors. If difficulties arise with compliance,

    an employee shall notify security or a management-level staff member.

    3. Any person who observes an employee violating the policy is encouraged to

    address the noncompliance with the employee in question.

    4. Management and supervisory staff are responsible for ongoing compliance with

    this policy within there respected work areas. In addition, management and

    supervisory staff are expected to adhere to standard practice in resolving any

    issues of noncompliance.

Cessation Assistance

    1. CRNA is committed to assisting employees, volunteers, clients, visitors and

    venders in overcoming tobacco dependency.

    2. CRNA employees have access to tobacco cessation programs and medications

    (when indicated) as part of their standard medical benefits. In addition, CRNA

    shall provide chance-management classes and technical assistance as part of the

    policy implementation.

    3. CRNA volunteers and clients may be referred to Alaska’s Tobacco Quit Line 1-

    800-QUIT NOW (784-8669), which is a free tobacco cessation resource. The

    Quit Line is operated by the Alaska Tobacco Prevention and Control Program.

    Sale and Promotion of Tobacco Products

    1. CRNA will not sell or allow to be sold any tobacco products on CRNA property. 2. CRNA prohibits the advertising or promotion of any tobacco products on CRNA

    property.

    3. For the purposes of this policy, “tobacco products” includes any products

    intended for human consumption that is comprised of or contains tobacco, and

    nicotine-delivery devices, such as e-cigarettes, excluding FDA-approved nicotine

    replacement therapy products for the purpose of tobacco cessation.

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