Tobacco & Smoke Free Health System Policy
Sparrow promotes a healthy and safe environment for all Associates, Physicians, Volunteers, Patients and Visitors. It is Sparrow Health System's policy to provide a tobacco free workplace and environment of care by prohibiting smoking and the use of tobacco products on its grounds and properties, and in its facilities. Smoking and tobacco usage are prohibited in all buildings owned and leased; including company owned vehicles and personal vehicles parked on Sparrow Health System's property. This policy includes the use of electronic cigarettes (otherwise known as e-cigarettes) as they are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a tobacco product or vaporizer pens. All Caregivers, Physicians, Volunteers and Visitors are required to comply with the Tobacco Free policy. This is in compliance with regulations and the directives of the Joint Commission standards.