Review Current Smoking and Tobacco Use Policies and Practices
Your first step is to assess the current situation so you know where you are. Review your company’s current policies, practices and employee attitudes in regard to tobacco policies. Use the checklist below:
Also, review any state or local regulations on tobacco use in the workplace and get a sense of how other businesses in your area approach this issue. Gather and use this information to guide the development and implementation of the policy.
Although you are not putting the policy “to a vote,” most workers do support tobacco-free policies. Allowing employees to express their opinions will facilitate and guide implementation of the policy.
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