Survey: Do you support tobacco-free workplace policies?

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Tobacco use has considerable impact on the balance sheets of large and small businesses, workplace productivity and on the health and well-being of employees and their families. Tobacco cessation continues to be one of the most cost-effective measures to reduce health care costs and increase productivity at the workplace.  For this reason, companies in Utah and across the nation are adopting tobacco-free policies and providing worker benefits and services that support prevention and cessation of tobacco use.  Over 70 percent of Utah adult smokers want to quit within the next six months. Reductions in smoking save money and more importantly, saves lives.

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in Utah.  The Utah Tobacco Prevention Task Force is conducting a survey of Utah business leaders about tobacco-free worksite policies.  We invite you to participate in this brief survey.  The survey contains approximately 15 questions and takes less than five minutes to complete TAKE THE SURVEY.

The Utah Tobacco Prevention Task Force consists of Utah businesses, business leaders, health care providers, healthcare organizations, public health experts and community agencies.  Supported by the University of Utah Department of Pediatrics, Utah Department of Health and Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Utah, the Task Force creates recommendations to improve health care costs, workforce health, and the overall health of Utahns by decreasing the burden of tobacco use.

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