||Workplace Smoking Cessation Program
The Worksite Smoking Cessation Program is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This is currently a free program and is offered to all tobacco users at worksites within the Saint Louis County area. The two major purposes of tobacco cessation programs in the workplace are encouraging tobacco users to quit, and reducing employees exposure to second-hand smoke. Tobacco-free workplace policies and decreasing the numbers of employees who model tobacco-use behavior will also reduce tobacco use initiation among employees and, in addition, may influence tobacco-use behavior in employees families. We use the American Lung Association “Freedom from Smoking” program. This can be either a 4- or 7-week program with a total of 8 sessions. The program is taught by trained smoking cessation facilitators.
For more information about the worksite smoking cessation program contact:
Viviane McKay, MPH, CHES
Community Health Coordinator
St. Louis County Dept. of Health
6121 North Hanley Road
Berkeley, MO 63134