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This Is What Happens When You Ban Workplace Smoking

Posted by Jeremy Cavness on September 24, 2015

This Is What Happens When You Ban Workplace Smoking | Jeremy Cavness | HR Insights blog by CareATC, Inc.After years of smoking bans for restaurants, bars, and workplaces, the restrictions have had a marked effect.

American teens are smoking tobacco at much lower rates than in previous decades, reports the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education.

But of these three smoke-free locations, the study found the American workplace to have had the biggest impact on teen smoking reduction.

Researchers emphasize that smoke-free workplaces send a clear signal to children who look up to working adults as leaders. Smoke-free bars had little effect, by comparison.

It's a good reminder for workplaces weighing the benefit of elevating healthy lifestyle practices, efforts which may one day demonstrate a broader social benefit than anticipated.

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