December 6, 2012
The State of Delaware is dedicated to providing a healthy and productive work environment for employees, clients, visitors, and contractors. The goal of the Tobacco-Free Workplace Policy is to improve the health of employees and Delaware citizens by promoting tobacco use cessation. Effective January 1, 2013 the use of tobacco products is prohibited within the boundaries of all state workplaces including all buildings, facilities, indoor and outdoor spaces and the surrounding grounds owned by the State.
This applies to parking lots, walkways, State vehicles and private vehicles parked or operated on State workplace property. This does not include public roads or sidewalks. For the purposes of the policy, tobacco is defined as any type of tobacco product including, but not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, electronic cigarettes, pipes, bides, hookahs, smokeless, spit tobacco or snuff. The Tobacco Free Workplace policy can be found at the following link: http://www.delawarepersonnel.com/policies/