Tobacco Smoke in the Workplace
Just Released! Current Intelligence Bulletin 67: Promoting Health and Preventing Disease and Injury Through Workplace Tobacco Policies, April 2015,
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2015-113
The Surgeon General's December 9, 2010 report on tobacco smoke and health provides the latest findings about the adverse effects of even small amounts of tobacco smoke. NIOSH offers resources to help employers and workers prevent workplace exposures to tobacco smoke and to encourage workplace-based smoking cessation programs. Together with efforts to improve workplace health protection, these health promotion efforts are important parts of a comprehensive approach to improving workers’ health.
Comments of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to Establishment of a Public Docket; Electronic Cigarettes and the Public Health Workshop, May 8, 2015 [PDF - 155 KB]
- Environmental and biological assessment of environmental tobacco smoke exposure among casino dealers, Bally's, Paris, and Caesars Palace Casinos, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2009 HETA-2005-0076; 2005-0201-3080
- Bally's Park Place Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, July 1996 HETA-95-0375-2590
Surgeon General's Reports
On December 9, the U.S. Surgeon General released a report that contains important new information on how tobacco smoke causes disease and why it is crucial to stop smoking and avoid secondhand smoke. The report and supporting materials are described below.
How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease: A Report of the Surgeon General
Full report: A 700+ page scientific report that reviews the evidence on the mechanisms by which smoking causes diseases.
How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease: A Report of the Surgeon General—Executive Summary
Executive summary: A 20-page scientific document that summarizes the major conclusions in the full report.
A Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You
Consumer summary: An easy-to-read, 20-page booklet that summarizes the full report in plain language.
What to Tell Your Patients About Smoking
Clinician’s piece: A one-page fact sheet that provides simple talking points and key information to help medical providers talk to their patients about quitting tobacco use. This one-page fact sheet is packaged in lots of 25 sheets.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Ending the Tobacco Epidemic: A Tobacco Control Strategic Action Plan for the U.S. Department Of Health and Human Services, November 10, 2010
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Smoking & Tobacco Use
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Treating tobacco use and dependence: 2008 update
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Best practices for comprehensive tobacco control programs – 2007
- US Department of Health and Human Services: 2020 topics and objectives: tobacco use
- Page last reviewed: December 13, 2010
- Page last updated: June 23, 2015
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Respiratory Health Division (RHD)