Tobacco and Nicotine-free Worksites
Iowa businesses can benefit significantly from adopting tobacco and nicotine-free policies in terms of quality of life and quality of work. Tobacco is not only harmful to employees health, but it is also responsible for over $1 billion in productivity losses in Iowa.
Comprehensive tobacco and nicotine-free policies eliminate all forms of tobacco use in company buildings, on company grounds, and in company-owned, leased or rented vehicles at all times. Tobacco and Nicotine-free workplaces increase the number of times employees attempt to quit and the amount of employees that successfully quit.
Be More Than Smoke-Free
One of the main reasons tobacco and nicotine-free, not simply smoke-free, policies are a priority is because smokers can replace cigarettes with smokeless tobacco or other products during times when smoking is prohibited. We do not recommend smokers trading one addiction or tobacco product for another. All tobacco products weather smoked, smokeless or electronic are not harmless.
Your Employees Will Thank You
A company policy change often motivates tobacco users to quit. Many of Iowa's leading businesses, educational facilites and healthcare centers have committed to a tobacco and nicotine-free policy. Many more are in the process of implementing a plan and hundreds more are considering a change.
Our team would be happy to sit down with you and share the free resources and services we can provide to worksites who update or implement tobacco and nicotine-free policies.