|A smoke-free environment creates a safe & healthy workplace.
||A smoke-free environment creates a safe & healthy workplace.
|The employer shows interest in the health of employees and their families through policy-development and efforts to address the effects of smoking on employee’s health.
||Direct health care costs to the employer may be reduced.
|Workers bothered by smoke will not be exposed to it at the workplace.
||Maintenance costs will be reduced when smoke, matches, and cigarette butts are eliminated at workplaces.
|Smokers appreciate policies regarding smoking at the workplace.
||It may be possible to negotiate lower life, health, and disability coverage if employee smoking is reduced.
|A clearly defined process is in place for dealing with smoking in the workplace.
||The risk of fires & renovations is lower.
|May encourage and motivate employees to quit or reduce cigarette consumption.
||Complies with local by-laws and legislation.
|Employees who do not smoke take fewer sick days, go on disability less often, and are less likely to retire early because of poor health.
||Better corporate image.