The Tobacco Prevention and Cessation (TPC) Commission offers the Quit Now Preferred Employers resources to help them reduce tobacco use and smoking-related costs. TPC works in conjunction with Partnership for Prevention® to develop the best programs and policies for employers to implement that will improve the health of employees in the workplace. These programs and interventions have been proven effective.
Here are a few tips for employers to use as guidance to initiate company- wide health promotions. You can help improve employee health and reduce health care costs by controlling tobacco use and supporting overall wellness and healthy eating.
Stop smoking incentives and competitions are highly effective when combined with additional quit services to support individuals trying to stop tobacco use. Research shows this to be effective in reducing tobacco use among workers.
Click here for more information on incentives and competitions.
For more information about additional resources and access to 1-800-QUIT-NOW (the free tobacco quitline) click here. If your company is not enrolled as a Quit Now Preferred Employer, do so today and become connected to hundreds of Indiana employers who are committed to creating a healthier, tobacco-free workforce.