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Sioux Falls VA Campus and Facilities Will Become Smoke Free

May 20, 2019 12:07PM ● By MED Magazine

As part of VA’s commitment to provide excellent health care for Veterans, the Sioux Falls VA is pleased to announce all facilities, including the Dakotas VA Regional Office, will be smoke free for all visitors, contractors, volunteers, vendors and Veteran patients by May 31, 2019. A national Veterans Health Administration Directive 1085, Smoke-Free Policy for patients, visitors, contractors, volunteers, and vendors at VA Health Care Facilities outlines the plan for VHA facilities.

VA has several supportive tools and resources for Veterans who would like to quit tobacco use to improve their health. Patients are encouraged to speak with their providers for information regarding these tools and resources.

Resources include:

https://smokefree.gov/vet

https://www.veteranshealthlibrary.org/

• VA Tobacco Quitline – 1-855-QUIT-VET (1-855-784-8838)

Over 4,000 health care facilities and four national health care systems in the U.S. have implemented smoke-free grounds and include many VHA health care facilities.