VA is going Smoke-Free October 1st - VA San Diego Healthcare System
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VA San Diego Healthcare System


VA is going Smoke-Free October 1st

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Smoke-free VA San Diego!

Monday, August 19, 2019

The VA San Diego Healthcare System's smoking policy is changing to further our commitment to provide a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors, vendors, volunteers, contractors, and employees. The policy covers all smoking material, including but not limited to: 

  • Cigarettes
  • Cigars
  • Pipes
  • any other combustion of tobacco
  • non-Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including but not limited to electronic or e-cigarettes, vape pens, or e-cigars.

Beginning October 1, 2019, smoking will no longer be permitted on the VA campus for patients, visitors, contractors, volunteers, and vendors.

You are strongly encouraged to leave all smoking materials at home. To reduce the risk of ignition near oxygen or other flammable gases used in our facility, some areas may require materials to be stored during your visit.

The San Diego VA Medical Center offers smoking cessation treatment services for Veterans. If you would like more information about smoking cessation, please contact your Primary Care Team or visit our website at

Thank you for serving our country and allowing us to care for you.


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