Good Works: Smoke-Free Business Policy

A Note To Employers

Regardless of the size of your business, you can take steps to provide a safe and healthy work environment for your employees. By making your business smoke-free, you will protect one of your most valuable resources – your workers’ good health. A smoke-free policy can benefit your business in a number of ways, including:

  • Reducing costs (maintenance, healthcare,insurance, etc.)
  • Improving the environment and productivityof employees
  • Improving the health of your employees

Tobacco-related healthcare costs can be reduced significantly by taking two simple steps:

  1.  Implement a smoke-free workplace policy
  2.  Help your employees quit smoking

Breathe New Hampshire offers a toolkit, the Good Works: Smoke Free Business Toolkit, with all the information you need about creating and putting a smoke-free policy into affect at your business. Call 800-835-8647 today to order your copy.

Good Works: Smoke Free Business Toolkit will answer the following: 

  1. What is the Cost of Tobacco Use to Your Business?
  2. Why should you care about smoking? 
  3. Why is a smoke-free workplace a good idea?
  4. What is the purpose of a smoke-free policy and how do you create one? 

Note:  According to NH legislation, employers may not make their employees' smoking status outside of work a condition of employment. 

275:37-a Discrimination on Basis of Using Tobacco Products Prohibited. – No employer shall require as a condition of employment that any employee or applicant for employment abstain from using tobacco products outside the course of employment, as long as the employee complies with any workplace policy, pursuant to RSA 155:51-53 and, when applicable, RSA 155:64-77.

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