Employee Tobacco Cessation Resources
Are you looking for resources to promote tobacco cessation at your worksite? Here are partner resources that can help you plan events and/or campaigns to help employees move toward a tobacco-free life.
American Cancer Society
Each year, the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout is the third Thursday of November (November 20, 2014). Smokers are encouraged to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.
Sedgwick County Health Department
The Sedgwick County Health Department provides worksite wellness programs with free technical assistance to get your business on the path to good health. They can help you decide which programs will best fit the atmosphere, goals and culture of your workplace to create a tobacco-free workplace for you and your employees.
Health Department staff can also provide Quitkits (limit 20 per worksite), which include Kansas Tobacco Quitline information, a quit booklet, helpful quit strategies (toothpicks, gum, suckers, sunflower seeds), and a water bottle to help stay hydrated. Other worksite resources include helpful posters and brochures.
For more information, contact Kim Neufeld at firstname.lastname@example.org
KanQuit (Kansas Tobacco Quitline)
1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) or www.ksquit.org provides information and free one-on-one coaching to help tobacco users quit. You can call toll-free, e-mail or use live chat anytime you need additional information or support. The line is staffed by expert Quit Coaches from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.
American Lung Association
Helping smokers quit not only saves lives—it also saves everyone money. These savings come from lower health care costs, increased workplace productivity and averted premature deaths. Below are some strategies to provide smoking cessation services and support in the workplace:
Helping Smokers Quit: State Cessation Coverage (find out what cessation treatments are covered in your state)