More and more businesses are ‘going smokefree’ or even entirely tobacco-free on their grounds and facilities.
Because it makes good business sense!
Going tobacco-free is popular with employees and clients… and health insurers.
Walk the Talk
Oregon’s Smokefree Workplace Law already prohibits smoking inside most workplaces and within 10 feet of doors, windows that open, accessibility ramps, and air intake vents.
HealthScaping NorthWest can walk your business through the steps of adopting a policy.
Go for gold: Choose a tobacco cessation benefit package that includes:
- Medication (prescription & over-the-counter)
- Coverage for at least two quit attempts a year
- Low or no co-payments
- No prior authorization or program enrollment to access medications
Promote your tobacco cessation benefits to employees in newsletters, meetings, and new hire information.
The Bottom Line
Tobacco use is expensive.
It is the leading cause of disease and death in Oregon: 7000 deaths a year.
As the underlying factor in most cancers and heart disease, it is driving health care costs higher and higher.
A tobacco-free wellness campaign may be the most important thing you can do to improve employees’ health and productivity while reducing health care costs.