FAIRFAX, Va. (Nov. 11, 2015) — In an effort aimed at fostering a healthier workforce and workplace, Virginia Tire & Auto will become smoke-free at its 12 northern Virginia locations on Nov. 19.
The Fairfax-based full-service automotive maintenance provider said it chose to launch its smoke-free initiative to coordinate with the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout event. To mark that occasion, 22 Virginia Tire employees will quit smoking.
“Virginia Tire & Auto is excited to participate in the Great American Smokeout and support our employees who promise to quit smoking,” said Julie Holmes, president. “For more than 39 years we have offered an exceptional customer experience and dedicated, quality service. By making Virginia Tire & Auto a smoke-free business, we will have a healthier workforce and provide a healthier environment for our customers.”
As of Nov. 19 — under the Virginia Tire & Auto Tobacco Free Campus Plan — all smoking, chewing and use of e-cigarettes/pipes and other tobacco products will be prohibited on any property owned, operated or managed by the dealership, which said the action “will provide a healthy, comfortable and professional environment for associates and customers.”