Benefits That Come from Implementing A Smoke-Free Workplace Policy

Contributed article in our business series. Enjoy! – Kimberly

In the early days, smoking used to be commonplace in areas that it is strictly prohibited nowadays. Offices, hospitals and even airplanes. Were not spared of this common, everyday habit. Today, this has changed. People are getting increasingly knowledgeable and aware of the negative impacts tobacco products have on one’s health. More and more people are quitting smoking or are not committing to it at all. Same goes for office space and any other enclosed spaces. Employees are expressing their annoyance and dissatisfaction with tobacco emissions. Ones that never have, nor were going to smoke are particularly vocal about the negative effects of second-hand smoke. Which is understandable, since this group of people used to be forced to inhale someone else’s smoke. All of that has changed but the employers were faced with a dilemma. How does one promote a healthy working environment while offering a space for more passionate smokers? Here are some of the benefits a smoke-free working environment offers to our employee and the collective in general.Continue reading

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