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Supporting individuals

Businesses can also take action to help their people help themselves to become smokefree. 

  • Promote the benefits of being smokefree through posters, pamphlets and brochures in break areas and even work areas.
  • If you have a lot of young people in your workplace, consider putting up Stop Before You Start posters and sharing the Stop Before You Start quiz.
  • Bring a stop smoking practitioner in to talk about the benefits of stopping smoking, and how to go about quitting.
  • Work together to promote World Smokefree Day.
  • Offering incentives might motivate staff to quit, but make sure they’re healthy options. Remind staff who smoke that managing cravings can be easier if you remember the Four Ds: deep breaths, drink water, distraction and delay. See Quitline’s resources.
  • Organise peer support so workers can help each other beat the cravings. The less others smoke around someone trying to quit the more likely they’ll be successful.

Read a report detailing what smokefree initiatives are successful in the workplace and see Wellplace's smokefree resources.

 

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