Improving a company’s overall public image can begin with adopting a tobacco-free policy for worksite grounds.
Growing evidence suggests that secondhand smoke can be just as harmful outdoors as it is indoors.
Creating a tobacco-free policy will protect the health of both employees and visitors, in addition to reducing tobacco litter.
Furthermore, prohibiting tobacco use on worksite grounds will help employees quit, which could provide financial benefit to businesses.
A single smoking employee can cost thousands of dollars more than a non-smoking employee.
This is based on lost productivity through excessive breaks, the increase in absenteeism of smokers, as well as the additional medical expenses increasing insurance premiums.
If an employer is interested in adopting a smoke-free grounds policy and getting free signs for their business, they can contact the Tobacco Free Network of CNY by emailing [email protected] or calling 315-343-2344 ext 10.