Another legislative effort is being made in Congress to formally ban smoking at VA facilities.
The VA is moving out to ban smoking at its healthcare facilities, and a new policy will also include agency employees.
Legislation has been introduced to prohibit smoking at VA facilities.
Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA) has introduced legislation that would ban smoking in federal buildings across the nation.
If smoking is not allowed inside a government building, or around the outside of a federal building, where will smokers smoke? Federal employee unions may be working hard on this issue in the next few months as GSA has issued a new bulletin banning smoking.
Smoking was largely restricted in the federal workplace in 1997 but the controversy continues. Should all smoking be banned in the federal workplace? Take this survey and send in your opinion.
Should smokers who participate in the federal employee health plan pay more for health insurance than non-smokers?
HHS is moving out to ban smoking at all HHS campuses.
An HHS facility recently won a case before the Federal Service Impasses Panel that is likely to have a ripple effect through other agencies and unions.
HHS is taking the lead in banning smoking in federal agencies.