H5. Smoking Cessation/Respiratory Health
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 20 February, 2012
Coldwater carried out a stop smoking campaign on Friday 9th December 2011. We had a good response from the employees and have had very good results with a number of our employees stopping smoking. Coldwater have worked very closely with the NHS Specialist stop smoking Practioner Lynda Rock. Due to further requests from our employees, Coldwater have implemented campaign 2 on Tuesday 27th March 2012. Both of the stop smoking campaigns have been carried out on both of our sites and the employees have received free prescriptions for 4 weeks. Weekly meetings at work with the NHS Practioner and 24 hour support whilst trying to stop smoking has been available. At Coldwater we have supported our employees by releasing them from their work duties to enable them to attend the support groups. Positive feedback has been received from this campaign highlighting that being able to attend the support group during work hours has assisted with the employees stopping smoking. This is due to the management support and also work colleagues.