Kathy Thweatt, Health Educator for the Logan County Health Department, presented the Logan County Fiscal Court Tuesday with a plaque of appreciation for promoting a smoke/tobacco free environment. The county went smoke/tobacco free less than a year ago.
“We are thankful to the Health Department for noticing the moves we made in the county to assure a healthier environment for all those who not only work here, but those who do business with the county,” said Judge Executive Logan Chick.
Chick said he believes the decision was the right move for the county and it creates an environment better for all.
“I know there is a push to have all state and federal buildings and campus’ become smoke/tobacco free. Logan County is following in those footsteps,” said Chick.
The welfare of county employees is very important, Chick says. He believes being smoke/tobacco free teaches employees to be more aware of things that can harm them and others as well as the costs to the county through the insurance provided.
“This is all part of the wellness program,” said Chick.
The county went smoke/tobacco free after looking into changing some of its personnel policies.
“We’ve been taking about this for years, but took the opportunity to make the change when looking into the personnel policies,” said Chick.