Department of Health
H5. Smoking Cessation/Respiratory Health
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 5 July, 2012
Free stop smoking services are available in work time for Department of Health staff in London and Leeds. The local NHS is continuing to provide stop smoking services on DH sites, for staff to use during their working day.The Department's intranet signposts staff to the NHS stop smoking service website so that they can also find free and effective NHS services near their home. http://smokefree.nhs.uk/ways-to-quit/local-nhs-stop-smoking-service/The Department's Smoking Policy, as agreed by the Health Safety Unit, Human Resources and Departmental Trade Union Side, sets out that if staff wish to stop smoking they will be allowed reasonable time off to access support services. Line managers are encouraged to support any request for reasonable time off to help staff quit smoking.