Workplace Health Resources
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Smoking & Tobacco Use Web page. This Web site provides a variety of information on tobacco, including data and statistics, effective policies, programs and campaigns, recommended strategies, and other resources for consumers and the health professional. It includes a link to a PDF that discusses the importance of health insurance coverage for tobacco cessation services.
- The Public Health Services (PHS) Guideline for Effective Cessation Treatments that focuses on smoking cessation is located at the tobacco site.
- The site also provides a web-based bibliography of program materials on tobacco-use cessation.
- CDC has developed Telephone Quitlines: A Resource Guide for Development, Implementation, and Evaluation [PDF – 1.9 M] to assist those interested in using this population-based approach to tobacco cessation.
- SmokeFree.gov: You Can Quit Smoking Now provides information and support for people who want to quit smoking such as telephone numbers for national and state “quitlines”.
- The American Lung Association of Ohio, Ohio Department of Health, and Ohio Tobacco Prevention Foundation has developed the following model tobacco-free workplace policy [PDF – 131 KB].
- The American Lung Association has developed the SLATI (State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues) searchable database which tracks tobacco control laws, such as restrictions on smoking in public places and workplaces on a state by state basis.
- The Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update sponsored by a consortium of eight Federal Government and nonprofit organizations provides detailed descriptions of clinical approaches to counseling and pharmaceutical use.
- The Pacific Business Group on Health created Tobacco Cessation Benefit Coverage and Consumer Engagement Strategies: A California Perspective [PDF – 759 KB] which discusses the importance of providing coverage for tobacco-use treatment, details the gold standard for tobacco cessation treatment coverage, provides examples of strategies implemented by several large California employers, and lists the extent of coverage by California insurer members.
- Healthcare Provider Reminder Systems, Provider Education, and Patient Education: Working with Healthcare Delivery Systems to Improve the Delivery of Tobacco-Use Treatment to Patients: An Action Guide (2008) is an evidence-based tool developed by the Partnership for Prevention and CDC that provides guidance on how to work with health care delivery systems to improve rates of tobacco-use treatment.
- CDC has developed Save Lives, Save Money: Make Your Business Smoke Free which provides guidelines and a business case for developing tobacco-free campus policies.
- The American Cancer Society’s Workplace Solutions has developed Strategies for Promoting and Implementing a Smoke-free Workplace adapted from CDC’s comprehensive guide Making Your Workplace Smokefree: A Decision Maker’s Guide to assist employers in creating a safe, healthful environment for employees.
- Smoke-free Policies: Establishing a Smoke-Free Ordinance to Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in Indoor Worksites and Public Places developed by the Partnership for Prevention describes the steps to build support for and establish a community smoke-free ordinance at worksites and public places.
- The North Carolina State Health Plan has a Quit Now Workbook with downloadable posters, surveys, policy examples, pledge cards and other materials for both tobacco cessation and workplace tobacco-free strategies.
- The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has created Tobacco Cessation: Guidance on Establishing Programs Designed to Help Employees Stop Using Tobacco including guidelines for effective government agency tobacco cessation programs.
- Page last reviewed: February 1, 2018
- Page last updated: January 10, 2018, 12:00 AM
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