Smoke-Free Policy Template

06 May 2020 - Flaaim

Introduction

[Company] are responsible employers and we take our obligations to our employees very seriously. This is why we have set out this policy to help us ensure the health, safety and welfare of our employees and to help us comply with our legal duties. Smoking does not only cause serious damage to the health of smokers, but research has also shown that second hand smoke causes cancers, heart and respiratory diseases in non-smokers as well.

Aims of the Policy

This policy aims to:

Restrictions on Smoking

OR

[Smoking is not permitted within the Company’s premises, except in certain designated outside areas. Employees may smoke only in [state where permitted areas are located]. The Company provides bins for smokers to dispose of cigarette butts and other smoking waste at all outside locations where smoking is allowed.

Electronic cigarettes

The Company acknowledges that some employees may wish to make use of electronic cigarettes (“e-cigarettes”) in the workplace, particularly as an aid to giving up smoking. E-cigarettes (sometimes also referred to as personal vaporizers (PV) or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)) are battery-powered products that release a visible vapour that contains liquid nicotine that is inhaled by the user.

OR

[The Company allows employees to use e-cigarettes in [the workplace] OR [in certain designated areas outside. These areas are «state where permitted smoking areas are located» [provided that they get the prior agreement from «state name of individual e.g. their line manager»].

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