Berkeley Lab’s proposed revision to the nonsmoking policy is now posted and open for employee comment. As announced last week, the Lab is revising its tobacco use policy following UC President Mark Yudof’s pledge to make all UC campuses tobacco-free by 2014. While the Lab will not be completely smoke-free, it is providing cessation resources and proposes to limit smoking to about 16 designated smoking areas at the main site and three areas at the Joint Genome Institute; it is also proposing to prohibit the use of smoke-free tobacco in Lab buildings and vehicles. The new policy will apply to all employees, as well as affiliates and visitors; hosts will be responsible for communicating the policy to their visitors. View the proposed policy here and a map of proposed designated smoking areas here. Send comments to HRpolicy@lbl.gov by Sep. 16.
Comment Period on Proposed Change to Smoking and Tobacco Policy
August 15, 2013