Nicotine-free Volunteer Policy Statement:
To further our mission in providing quality, compassionate care to everyone, every time, effective April 1, 2012, Sparrow Health System will no longer offer volunteer placements to potential volunteers who use tobacco or nicotine products in any form. Sparrow promotes a healthy and safe environment for all Associates, Physicians, Volunteers, Patients and Visitors.
A nicotine user is any individual who uses nicotine products including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes and chewing tobacco. This policy also applies to e-cigarettes, which are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration as a nicotine product. Nicotine patches and gum are also included.