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Workplace Interventions to Promote Smoking Cessation (PH 5)

Creator:

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Subject Keywords: Guidance on interventions to promote smoking cessation in the workplace
Topic: Cardiovascular Health (Draft)
Chronic Conditions
Conditions
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Hypertension
Stroke
Health Inequalities
Chronic Conditions
Health Inequalities
Type: Guideline
Region: United Kingdom
Description:

Reducing smoking and tobacco-related harm is a key government strategy for improving the health of people in England and reducing health inequalities. After 1 July 2007, smoking will be prohibited in virtually all enclosed public places and workplaces in England. Failure to comply will be an offence. Employers are not legally obliged to help employees to stop smoking. However, employers that do provide cessation support could reduce the risk of non-compliance with the law, as well as taking advantage of the opportunity it offers to improve people's health. They will also benefit from reduced sickness absence and increased productivity. This guidance is for NHS and non-NHS professionals and employers who have a role in - or responsibility for - supporting and encouraging employees who smoke to quit. This includes those working in local authorities and the community, voluntary and private sectors. It recommends the most effective and cost effective approaches. These range from providing information on local stop smoking services and allowing people who smoke to attend these services during working hours without loss of pay, to the provision of such services in the workplace itself.

Date:

01/04/2007

Rights: © National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Suggested citation:

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). (2007) Workplace Interventions to Promote Smoking Cessation (PH 5) [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/4644 [Accessed: 21st August 2019].

  

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