A Good Day's Work: A Guide for Tobacco-Free Work Sites in Arizona, First Edition,
Steps to Action: Planning, Implementing and
As with any new policy, preparation and planning are essential for a
smooth transition. After a business has established the need for
instituting a tobacco free workplace policy, the following steps will
assist in planning and implementing that policy.
1. If your organization has an Employee Assistance/Wellness
Program or belongs to an HMO or private insurance company
that provides cessation and education programs, find out what
is available and how you can best utilize those services. If your
insurance does not provide assistance, negotiate those services.
2. Decide which departments and specific personnel will be
involved in all phases of implementation and enforcement of a
tobacco free policy (such as key administration or management
staff, human resources, custodial, employee representatives,
risk management, security, etc.). Hold educational/planning
meetings to discuss how these departments can support
employees as the new policy is implemented.
3. Your local tobacco prevention programs, the ATIN Community
Policies Project, the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA)
and representatives from the American Heart Association,
Arizona Lung Association or the American Cancer Society are
available to assist you in this process (see Attachment II).
26 A Good Day's Work: A Guide for Tobacco-Free Work Sites in Arizona, First Edition, 1999 Steps to Action: Planning, Implementing and Enforcement Planning: As with any new policy, preparation and planning are essential for a smooth transition.