I'm an employee who wants my workplace to become smoke-free. What can I do?
Sometimes, policy change can be initiated not by management but by the workers themselves. This bottom-up approach is especially effective when the issue is one that affects the health and safety of the workforce.
Here are some suggestions for actions to help convince management to support a smoke-free workplace policy:
Do your research
Research the issue and learn as much as you can about local smoke-free laws, the
rationale for making your workplace smoke-free, who is affected and who benefits, and
other workplaces that have successfully gone smoke-free.
Reach out to your co-workers, human resources staff, and management to find out their
take about the revolution and gauge their support.
MAKE A BUSINESS CASE
Formally make the business case for going smoke-free: It’s good for health but it’s also good for business! You may use this email template as a guide to forward along to your HR or company’s management
Provide sample policies and a list of resources to make it easy for management to make the change. You can find these helpful resources at our Resources page.