Make your Work Grounds Tobacco-Free
“We recognized that employees who used tobacco were absent more often, sick at work more often and took more frequent breaks. That wasn’t fair to non-smoking employees and it was affecting our productivity and bottom line.”
- Maria Dunning, Vice President,
Keeler Motor Car Company
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- Receive a copy of Good Health is Good Business: A Tobacco-Free Workplace Policy Guide.
- 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.
How the Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition can help
The Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition is available to help you every step of the way by providing:
- Telephone, email or in-person technical assistance, including presentations or information sessions
- Sample policies, sample employee outreach materials, FAQs, and timelines
- Help in planning a policy kick-off event
- Assistance identifying and accessing local cessation services for your employees
- No-cost tobacco-free signage for your property
For more information or assistance, contact Theresa Zubretsky 459-2388 x 229 or use our online contact form.
What everyone should know about Tobacco-Free Grounds
- More than 79% of Capital District region residents believe that areas around building entry ways should be tobacco-free—including more than half of all current smokers.
- Tobacco-free grounds reduce loitering, cigarette litter and fire hazards.
- Tobacco-free grounds 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: