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News - 14 April 2006
Are your staff ready to give up smoking?...Completely!
According to a recent survey, conducted by health & safety experts Croner, 25% of employers are not clear about what the 2007 Health Bill requires of them. The total smoking ban will come into force next summer and will outlaw smoking in the vast majority of public spaces. It will also ban the provision of smoking areas in the work place.
According to Croner's research 72% of employers believe that their organisation is already compliant with the forthcoming law, yet almost half (48%) say they currently do provide smoking areas for employees.
However, the study shows that the majority (95%) of senior HR professionals are at least aware of the new law.
The study also reveals that a majority of organisations do have some sort of smoking policy in place even although they not all take a total ban into account.
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