Sioux Falls VA health care facilities to go smoke-free

May 18, 2019

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says officials with the Sioux Falls VA health care campus and facilities are banning smoking.

VA spokesman Aaron Cork says the change will go into effect at the end of the month. He says the VA has resources and programs for veterans who would like to quit smoking.

More than 4,000 health care facilities and four national health care systems in the U.S. have implemented smoke-free grounds, including many Veterans Health Administration hospitals.