Assistance for Tobacco-Free/Nicotine-Free Policies
Worksites and Multi-Unit Housing
- Create a safe and healthy environment
- Conveys a positive image
- Direct health care costs can be reduced
- Maintenance costs reduced
- Possible to negotiate lower health, life, and disability coverage Reduced risk of fire
- Reduction of absenteeism
- Reduction of worker’s compensation claims
- Increased productivity
- Increased resale of building or business
- Demonstrates the company cares about individual health
- Everyone is protected from secondhand smoke exposure
- Policies motivate tobacco users to quit
- For the tobacco user, a well-structured wellness program provides additional support
- Parks are created to promote healthy activities.
- Secondhand smoke is harmful to everyone, even in outdoor areas.
- A majority of people are not tobacco users.
- Cigarette litter is dangers to toddlers, wildlife, and the environment.
- Tobacco-free/nicotine-free policies help change community norms and behaviors.
- Tobacco-free/nicotine-fee environments promote positive role modeling.
- Including nicotine in the policy eliminates the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (e-cigarettes, vape pens, etc.) which eliminates confusion.
Schools and Universities
- Ensure a safe learning and work environment for students and staff.
- Model healthy and positive behavior for students.
- Reinforces tobacco-free norms and attitudes.
Find smoke free colleges and universities at http://www.no-smoke.org/pdf/smokefreecollegesuniversities.pdf
For free information on creating tobacco-free/nicotine-free policies, please contact the Tobacco-Free QC in Scott County at 563-326-8618 or [email protected]