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
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
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
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
Other chemicals in tobacco smoke include:
What are the short-term and long-term affects of inhaling other
peoples tobacco smoke?
Short term affects can include:
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
Lung and Throat cancer
Increased risk of heart disease
Increased risk of health damage to unborn children