News | May 22, 2019

New designated smoking areas at Defense Supply Center Richmond

By Joe Krouse, Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Richmond

A new Tobacco Use and Smoking Policy Memorandum was signed on Feb, 25 by Defense Supply Center Richmond and Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Linda Hurry for all organizations and employees assigned to DSCR.  The new policy aligns with DoD Instruction 1010.10, Change 2, dated Jan. 12, 2018, prohibiting tobacco use in all workplaces and restricts the use of tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, pipe tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, and electronic nicotine delivery systems) to designated outdoor smoking areas only.  Employees may access the memorandum and instruction on DLA Installation Management Richmond’s eworkplace SharePoint site: DS-Site, DS-FR Richmond, under shared documents.

Designated smoking areas will be at least 50 feet from building entrances and air intake ducts and will not be located in areas commonly used by nonsmokers.  For example, smoking and tobacco use area(s) must not be located adjacent to walkways which will subject individuals walking by to secondhand smoke.  In addition, the smoking shelters will provide a reasonable measure of protection from the elements.

DLA Installation Management Richmond will implement a phased plan including new signage on buildings and smoking shelters to designate smoking areas.  All signage and shelters should be in place by December 2019. 

“This will bring DSCR into compliance with DoD policy on smoking and tobacco use, and support our local agreement with the union,” said David Gibson, site director, DLA Installation Management Richmond.  “We’ll need everyone’s help with following the policy.”