Tobacco use, E-Cigarettes prohibited at workplace

Tobacco use to include E-Cigarette are prohibited in all Dept. of the Army occupied workplaces except for designated smoking areas. This restriction applies to all community members, service members, civilians and contractors.

In accordance with Army Regulation 600-63, Army Health Promotion, Chapter 7.2; 14 April 2015, Tobacco products “include cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, smokeless tobacco and/or electronic cigarettes, inhaled tobacco and all other tobacco products designed for human consumption.”

Leaders at all levels shall be aware of Army policy on tobacco use. DA Form 5560 (No Smoking Except in Designated Smoking Areas) and DA Form 5560–1 (Designated Smoking Area) will be used for restricting tobacco use.

Policy for controlling tobacco

  • Tobacco use is prohibited in all DA-occupied workplaces except for designated smoking areas.
  • The workplace includes any area inside a building or facility over which DA has custody and control, and where work is performed by military personnel, civilians, or persons under contract to the Army.
  • Notices will be displayed at entrances to buildings and facilities that smoking is not allowed except in designated smoking areas.
  • Use of tobacco products is prohibited in and at all Child and Youth Services facilities and sports fields, except in designated
    areas out of the presence or view of children and youth.

Enforcement for controlling tobacco use

Failure to comply with policy; subjects all Soldiers, Family members, retirees, and Army Civilian personnel to a variety of penalties, dependant on the nature of the violation, the status of the offender, and other relevant factors. Violations may result in the removal of personnel from activities or barring them from activities’ MWR facilities and youth activity centers or installations.

Establish a designated smoking area!

If possible, designated outdoor smoking areas will provide a reasonable measure of protection from the elements. However, the designated areas will be at least 50 feet from common points of entry/exit and will not be located in areas that are commonly used by nonsmokers.

Your Source for Safety Information: USAG Stuttgart Installation Safety Office, Panzer Kaserne Building 2948

Tobacco Use