Smoking & Tobacco

Smart steps

 

 

What is Smart Steps?

  

Smart Steps is a unique quit smoking program designed specifically for workplaces across Canada. Throughout the program, participants have discussions about quitting including topics such as:

  • nicotine withdrawal,
  • weight gain,
  • coping mechanisms,
  • quit smoking medications,
  • personalized quit plans
  • and much more.  

Why host a quit smoking program in the workplace?

 

Everyone benefits from a work environment that fosters healthy living, including a smoke-free life. Organizations will see:

  • Improved employee health
  • Improved productivity
  • Reduced costs
  • Enhanced job satisfaction
  • Better corporate image

 

Organizations can save an estimated $3,396 each year for every employee that becomes tobacco-free.  This cost savings is attributed to decreased absenteeism, increased productivity, lower insurance premiums, and reduced smoking area costs.

 

Participant Testimonials

 

Employer Testimonials

 

Smart Steps Information Sheet

 

Smart Steps Workplace Information Package

 

For more information about this program or to get your organization involved contact smartsteps@ab.lung.ca or call 1-866-566-LUNG (5864). 

 

 

A tobacco-free workplace can have an immediate positive impact on the

 well being and productivity of employees.

 

 

Smart Steps in the News:

 

 

Edmonton Journal - September 16, 2012

 

Human Resources Daily - May 24, 2012

 

Edmonton Journal - May 15, 2012

 

Edmonton Journal - March 27, 2012

 

Edmonton Journal – February 27, 2012

 

Windsor Star, Ontario - February 2012

 

Montreal Gazette, Quebec – February 2012

 

Edmonton Journal – February 7, 2012

 

Edmonton Journal – February 7, 2012

 

Edmonton Journal – February 6, 2012

 

Edmonton Journal – January 24, 2012

 

Government of Northwest Territories – August 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit our quit smoking resource centre for free, downloadable quit smoking resources.