Berkeley Lab Aims To Minimize Tobacco Use
The Lab’s goal is to minimize the impact of second-hand smoke for nonsmokers and advance the health of smokers by offering cessation resources. On November 15 the Lab will begin limiting smoking to designated areas on the main hill campus and at the Joint Genome Institute. Smoke-free tobacco also will be prohibited in Lab buildings and vehicles.
Until November 15, Smoking is not allowed: in any Lab building, any Lab vehicle, within 25 feet (7.62 meters) from any Lab building, on decks or stairs, in areas with vegetation, or in any area posted as “no smoking”. Smoking is permitted in outdoor areas that are 25 feet (7.62 meters) away from buildings and are paved with asphalt, brick, or concrete. The complete text of the Laboratory’s policy is found in the RPM. For those who choose to smoke, the Lab provides ash cans at a number of locations throughout the site. Never deposit trash into these cans, as it may cause a fire. If you have questions regarding where an ashcan may be located, coordinate with the Building Manager or contact the Environment/Health/Safety/Security Division Office at extension 5514.