Smoking awareness resources for employers

If you could have a SAFER workplace, a CLEANER workplace, a HEALTHIER workplace, a more PRODUCTIVE workplace, would you? If you could SAVE thousands of dollars a year, would you?  Making your business SMOKE-FREE can do all that and more.

There are PLENTY of things you can do as an employer to reduce or stop smoking. Click on the topics below for information, recommendations and case studies on how to develop successful worksite smoking cessation policies and programs.

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Create a smoke free worksite

Promoting Tobacco Cessation in the Workplace Creating Smoke-Free Worksites and Cessation Benefits Case Studies of Successful employer smoking cessation efforts Online and print Employer Smoking-Cessation Resources


The ROI of creating a smoke free worksite

Going smoke-free lowers the risk of fires and accidental injuries and can reduce property insurance premiums.

Going smoke-free reduces cleaning and maintenance costs.

Going smoke-free reduces potential legal liability from disability claims filed by non-smokers who claim harm due to second-hand smoke.

Going smoke-free eliminates second-hand smoke, resulting in healthier workers and lower costs in smokers from illnesses and absences caused by conditions made worse by smoke.

Going smoke-free increases productivity by reducing smoking breaks, hospital stays and illnesses, like flu, extended due to smoking.

(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Save Lives, Save Money: Make Your Business Smoke-Free, June 2006)

Tobacco Free Worksite

The Tobacco-Free Worksite Challenge is a region-wide initiative to encourage, recognize, and support the efforts of businesses throughout the six states of HHS Region V – Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin – dedicated to eliminating tobacco use at their worksites and promoting Tobacco-Free worksite policies. Ultimately, the Challenge aims to increase awareness of the ill effects of tobacco and to decrease tobacco-related illness and death in the region and nationwide.

Click here for more detailed information about the Tobacco-Free Worksite Challenge!