Raising awareness about the dangers of all forms of tobacco sends the message that you care about the well-being of your employees and their families. The following American Cancer Society tobacco cessation and wellness resources make it easier to do just that!
Quitting tobacco is not easy, but it can be done. Whether you’re a smoker, someone who uses smokeless tobacco, or someone trying to help an employee, friend or loved one, you’ll find the information at https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco.html
INFOGRAPHIC: TOBACCO – THE TRUE COST OF SMOKING
This infographic illustrates the significant financial and physical harm that tobacco use has on the smoker and society at large. Download and share on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter; PDF and text alternative versions are available. Link: https://www.cancer.org/research/infographics-gallery/tobacco-related-healthcare-costs.html
TOBACCO USE IN THE WORKPLACE: A MODEL POLICY
Employers can use this sample policy and adapt it as needed to help establish and maintain a tobacco-free workplace – including areas outside the building and company vehicles. Link: https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/smoke-free-communities/create-smoke-free-workplace/smoking-in-the-workplace-a-model-policy.html
HEALTHY LIVING ENEWSLETTER
Healthy Living is a monthly electronic newsletter produced by the American Cancer Society that teaches the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices. Available in both English and Spanish, you can distribute Healthy Living by email or in a printed format, and help build a staff of dedicated, healthy, and motivated people. To begin receiving Health Living, sign up here: http://www.acsworkplacesolutions.com/hl_register.asp
GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT®
Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout® event. Promote this event to your employees and customers through posters, flyers, web and social media graphics. *2017 Great American Smokeout® materials will be available Fall 2017.
OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES
TOBACCO FREE FLORIDA
Tobacco Free Florida’s cessation, “Quit Your Way”, offers evidence-based tobacco cessation services via Phone, Group Support, Web, and other options. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (patches, lozenges or gum) are also available, if medically appropriate, for adults 18+ years of age. *NRT availability may vary.