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Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch

Helping Your Employees Quit

Employers should know they have a great opportunity to help their employees quit tobacco.

Employees who use tobacco cost you money in disease treatment, productivity, cleaning and maintenance.

According to The Guide for Community Preventive Services, cessation coverage that reduces the price of quit smoking assistance (counseling and cessation medications) increases the chances that your employees will be able to quit smoking for good.

Learn more about the costs of tobacco use to your business and how to encourage your tobacco-addicted employees to quit: View the new Coverage for Tobacco-Use Cessation (PDF, 178 KB) brochure.

Having a strict no-smoking policy in your business (even including grounds and company vehicles) is another proven way to encourage your employees to quit tobacco.

The TPCB has pages to help you reduce exposure to secondhand smoke in your workplace.