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.