Tobacco Use Is The Leading Cause Of Preventable Death In Canada. Health concerns from tobacco use are not limited to people who smoke, non smokers exposed to secondhand smoke are at risk of many of the same health conditions as those who smoke. Effective workplace policies and programs to reduce smoking rates can increase positive health outcomes for those who smoke and those who do not.

These positive health outcomes include:
  • Improvements in employee health and job satisfaction.
  • Increased productivity.
  • Reduced absenteeism.
  • Enhanced workplace image.

Practical Ideas for promoting a supportive environment that prevents tobacco use and supports employees to quit

Awareness and Communication

World No Tobacco Day May 31, 2020: Every year the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World No Tobacco Day. This annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form. The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2019 was on tobacco and lung health. Stay tuned for the release and details on the May 31, 2020 campaign 

Education and Training
Programs and Resources
Policy Development