Smoke-free workplaces

Providing a smoke-free workplace is one of the best ways to improve the health of your employees and boost your business.

It is a key component of a successful workplace wellness program.

A smoke-free workplace protects your staff from the dangers of passive smoking and it can encourage smokers to quit or reduce their cigarette use.

There are also plenty of business benefits, including reduced costs, increased productivity and a healthy, positive image for your workplace.

Smoke-free workplace: business benefits

  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Increased productivity
  • Decreased injury and illness rates
  • Reduced risk of legal action and WorkCover claims relating to second-hand smoke
  • Lower cleaning and maintenance costs
  • Reduced fire risk

Going smoke free also helps you meet legal obligations. Queensland’s tobacco laws require certain areas, including many workplaces and business vehicles, to be smoke free.

Smoke-free workplace policy

Developing a smoke-free workplace policy is the best way for your business to go smoke free. Follow our step-by-step guide to developing a smoke-free workplace policy.

You can also access supporting resources, including an interactive policy template to easily generate your own policy, no smoking signs and information brochures.

Your workplace could also be eligible for the free Workplace Quit Smoking Program. Support your workers to quit with counselling and nicotine replacement therapy.

See smoke-free workplace policy guide

 


For help developing your smoke-free workplace policy and using the resources in this section, please contact us.

Please note: this initiative was previously known as Workplaces for Wellness. For a short period, many resources will still refer to Workplaces for Wellness.