Smoking cessation at the worksite: what works and what is the role of occupational health?
Work, Smoking, and Health: A NIOSH Scientific Workshop, 2002 Sep; :99-120
This paper presents a model for worksite smoking cessation that is embedded in a comprehensive approach to worker health. A comprehensive approach to worker health is defined as one which addresses multiple factors " influencing worker health, including efforts to reduce exposures to workplace hazards, modify job factors to support ' healthy outcomes, and promote health-enhancing behaviors, including non-smoking. By definition, a comprehensive approach must target multiple levels of influence, including the levels of the work environment, the workplace organization, interpersonal supports, and the individual worker. This model draws heavily on research conducted in the tobacco control arena, and also extends that research to conceptualize a comprehensive model for worker health that incorporates both tobacco control and occupational health. This paper recommends promising intervention strategies following a structure for intervening at multiple levels of influence within the worksite, and describes methods and priorities for future research.
Tobacco-smoke; Tobacco-constituents; Smoking; Workers; Work-environment; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-exposure
Research Tools and Approaches: Intervention Effectiveness Research
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts