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Indiana Tobacco Quitline 1-800-QUIT-NOW

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The U.S. Surgeon General has concluded that there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.  Only 100% smoke-free policies fully protect workers’ health. 

Develop a smoke-free policy

The Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission has to tools you need to formulate a successful smoke-free policy for your Indiana business.  Contact us today to request a free toolkit with information about developing your smoke-free policy.

Tips for a successful smoke-free policy:

  • Begin your written policy by stating your goals to create a safe, healthy workplace for all workers
  • Include information about the documented health risks of secondhand smoke
  • Be clear and simple about where smoking is prohibited
  • Avoid exceptions to the policy
  • Voice your commitment to help smokers who want to quit
  • Design the policy to treat all workers fairly, regardless of title or smoking status
  • Allow at least 6 months to 1 year to plan for the new policy

Additional resources for employers

Employers who join the Quit Now Preferred Employer program have access to additional materials to craft smoke-free policies and help employees quit smoking at no charge.  Click here to learn more about how to become a Preferred Employer.