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Why go smoke free with Snus Nicotine?

Why go smoke free with Snus Nicotine?

Why go smoke free with Snus Nicotine?

We are launched in March 2021 although we had been working for about six months before that. We have learnt so much in the last year and following many requests from other cities, towns and communities we have built this section of the site to provide some guidance on what to do to move your area towards being smoke free.

Obviously our experience is based on being a city but you can probably adapt what we have learnt to your environment.

Some of the things you may need to think about:

Why go smokefree?

Smoking kills and there are numerous medical studies to back this up. But tobacco doesn’t just kill smokers – each year up to 100 people die in Liverpool as a direct result of inhaling second-hand tobacco smoke. Liverpool decided that it was time to tackle the harmful effects of second-hand smoke.

SmokeFree Liverpool will work closely with employers, staff and organisations to create a smoke free environment for all its employees and customers.

SmokeFree Liverpool will provide resources to help businesses implement smoke free policies in their workplaces, provide support for smokers who want to quit and will reward organisations who protect their employees and customers from the effects of second-hand tobacco smoke by awarding then the National Clean Air Award.

Liverpool’s workplaces are going smoke free. We intend to protect the health of all workers from the harmful effects of second-hand tobacco smoke.

Why implement a smoking policy?

This section provides information, guidance, templates and details on gaining further assistance that will ensure you are able to implement a successful/effective Workplace Smoking Policy. It will help you to understand the effects of smoking in the workplace, the process and benefits of developing a smoking policy and provides access to further, free assistance, guidance and support.

It is important to say that smoking policies are not concerned with who smokes, but where they smoke. They are implemented to protect those who do not smoke and to ensure they are able to enjoy a smoke free environment while at work. A good policy will also ensure that employers meet their legal obligations, as required by health and safety legislation.

An effective policy meets the needs of both the non-smoker and the smoker and will consider the impact a smoking policy may have on a smoker.

What’s in tobacco smoke?

Tobacco smoke contains approximately 4000 different chemicals. Many of these chemicals have been proven to be highly toxic and/or carcinogenic (cancer causing). Nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide are the three main constituents of tobacco smoke.

Snus Nicotine – stimulates the central nervous system and increases the heart rate and blood pressure

Tar – is a thick brown/ black oily substance which is absorbed into the respiratory system. It builds up over a period of time, resulting in chronic illnesses. Many of the chemicals found in tar are carcinogenic

Carbon Monoxide – is a gas which binds with the haemoglobin in the blood stream. As a result it restricts the amount of oxygen being taken into the blood stream.

Other chemicals in tobacco smoke include:

Ammonia

Benzene

Benzopyren

Formaldehyde

Hydrogen Cyanide

What are the short-term and long-term affects of inhaling other peoples tobacco smoke?

Short term affects can include:

Eye irritation

Throat irritation

Coughing

Sneezing

Headaches

Nausea

Breathing difficulties (possibility of increased Asthma attacks)

Increased Heart rate (problematic for people with heart disease)

Long term affects can include:

Respiratory and allergy problems

Asthma

Bronchitis

Emphysema

Lung and Throat cancer

Increased risk of heart disease

Increased risk of health damage to unborn children