It shall be the policy of Community Care to maintain a
safe and healthful environment for its providers, clients, and visitors.
Fundamental to Community Care values is the prevention of illness and the
promotion of wellness. The United States Surgeon General, in his 1986 report,
The Health Effects of Involuntary Smoking concluded that: 1. Involuntary
smoking is a cause of disease, including lung cancer in healthy nonsmokers. 2.
The simple separation of smokers and nonsmokers within the same airspace may
reduce but does not eliminate the exposure of nonsmokers to environmental
tobacco smoke. Given these findings, Community Care has been entirely
smoke-free since its inception and shall continue to be smoke-free.