Cardiovascular Disease and Occupational Factors

Tobacco in the Workplace

The 2014 Surgeon General’s 50th anniversary report on tobacco use includes a summary of the damage smoking does to the heart and blood vessels. Millions of workers still smoke, and smoking is still permitted in many workplaces. NIOSH scientists have prepared a document 1 summarizing the risks associated with smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke in the workplace and highlighting preventive actions recommended for workplaces – see the NIOSH Topic Page “Tobacco in the Workplace

Page last reviewed: January 31, 2017