Current Intelligence Bulletin 67: Promoting Health and Preventing Disease and Injury Through Workplace Tobacco Policies
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2015-113
Current Intelligence Bulletins (CIBs) are issued by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to disseminate new scientific information about occupational hazards. A CIB may draw attention to a formerly unrecognized hazard, report new data on a known hazard, or disseminate information about hazard control.
Public health efforts to prevent disease caused by tobacco use have been underway for the past half century, but more remains to be done to achieve a society free of tobacco related death and disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), of which NIOSH is a part, has recently proclaimed a “Winnable Battle” to reduce tobacco use. NIOSH marks a half century since the first Surgeon General’s Report on the health consequences of smoking by disseminating this CIB 67, Promoting Health and Preventing Disease and Injury through Workplace Tobacco Policies.