Buckley takes steps to combat smoking
By Staff Sgt. Paul Labbe, 460th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 31, 2013
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- In an effort to increase readiness the updated Air Force Instruction 40-102 Air Force Tobacco Policy which limits tobacco use will be in full effect June 1.
The use of any tobacco product on the base will only be allowed in designated tobacco areas, which are 50 feet away from the building and are not near any entry or egress point, or air ventilation system.
There will be signs at each gate entry showcasing Buckley as a tobacco free installation. Currently 60 DTAs exist on Buckley and each will have signs to indicate their location.
The AFI states that tobacco use degrades the state of military readiness and the health of military personnel. Commanders and leaders should strive for tobacco-free Air Force installations and decrease supportive environments for tobacco use
The AFI identifies tobacco products as, but not limited to, cigars, cigarettes, electronic-cigarettes stem pipes, water pipes, hookahs, and smokeless products that are chewed, dipped or sniffed.
"I think it will decrease tobacco use. I have already had several people seek tobacco cessation services after the changes were announced," said Alan Muriera, 460th Medial Group tobacco cessation coordinator
The policy affects anyone who travels onto the base.
For more information about the event or to submit a request, contact the Buckley Health and Wellness Center at 720- 847-6864.