Make your Work Grounds Tobacco-Free
“Having tobacco-free entry ways at CDTA offices and facilities is good business. It lowers company costs, reduces absenteeism and liability, and increases productivity and morale, but most importantly, it protect the health of our employees, our most valuable asset.
- CDTA Chief Executive Officer Carm Basile
Get started right now with this easy FaxBackForm
CDTFC provides free signage and technical assistance.
Fax back the form and you can:
- Receive guidelines to make your workplace ground tobacco-free.
- Arrange for CDTFC staff to attend a meeting or give a presentation on tobacco-free grounds at your worksite.
- Participate in an informational session about how to establish tobacco-free grounds.
- Order signs for grounds that are already tobacco-free.
Tobacco-free in three simple steps!
The Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition invites all employers in Albany, Schenectady and Rensselaer counties to establish tobacco-free grounds. The Coalition can provide help to:
- Develop tobacco-free workplace plan;
- Promote the plan with employees, customers, etc., including the prominent posting of tobacco-free signage.
- Reinforce the plan to maximize compliance.
For more information or assistance, contact Theresa Zubretsky at tzubretsky @ setonhealth.org or 459-2388 x 229.
What everyone should know about Tobacco-Free Grounds
- More than 71% of Capital District region residents believe that areas around bulding entry ways should be tobacco-free—including more than half of all current smokers.
- Tobacco-free grounds reduce loitering, cigarette litter and fire hazards.
- Smokefree entryways prevent secondhand smoke from entering buildings and endangering employees’ health.
- Clients and visitors notice and appreciate the improvements of a tobacco-free environment.
Who has established tobacco-free grounds and entryways?
Across the state, community partners have worked with nearly 500 organizations and businesses to go tobacco-free, including many here in the Capital District. In addition, many Capital District businesses and organizations have instituted tobacco-free grounds policies on their own. Among those locally that are currently tobacco-free: