Smoke-Free Workplace

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Organization losses due to smoking-related factors such as increased absenteeism, and low productivity, may be reduced following a reduction in workplace smoking (Halpern et al 2001; Halpern et al 2007; Lundborg 2007). Smoke-free workplaces also reduce risk of fire hazards, damage from cigarette butts, reduced cleaning costs, and may improve the company’s image (Moher et al 2005). Addition, smoking also has adverse effects on the society. Most of the people learn to smoke influenced by others. Hence smokers are existing as a bad example and misleading the younger generation. Sometimes smoking ban also creates clashes between the public and the smoker when he/she smokes in the banned area. The smoke free ban proved to be a trigger for some adults…show more content…
Alcohol problems were their main focus. These programs were mostly staffed by recovering alcoholics who urged employees with drinking problems. They also expected supervisors to diagnose drinking problems. Many employed people drink heavily or engage in binge drinking when they are away from work, leading to a variety of adverse consequences and problems (Calahan and Room 1974). Employers have valid reasons for motivating these employees to change their drinking patterns, as this type of problem drinking likely will have an impact on the workplace, although not necessarily in ways that are visible or even…show more content…
It is reported that most referrals are self-referrals. It has also been reported that these employees may have been encouraged by others to seek help from the Employee Assistance Program (Roman and Blum, 2002).

Besides, company can also prepare an alcohol education programs for the employees. This program principal mean is addressing an employee's off-the-job drinking is through alcohol education programs conducted at the worksite. These programs usually are related with an EAP, a health promotion program, or both. The goal of these education programs often is to encourage behavioral change or use of the related services.

In addition to alcohol education programs, employers also may offer health promotion programs, which may motivate employees to change their drinking behaviors. When health problems such as high blood pressure, weight or gastric problems are identified in a health risk survey administered at the worksite, the administering health worker may suggest a reduction in drinking as a means of mitigating the primary symptom. Futhermore, employees can undertake other health-oriented activities or exercise programs that might change their drinking behavior because drinking may not be consistent with their new healthy
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