The Council is fully committed to providing a healthy working environment for its employees. The Council accepts the fact that smoking is the greatest single preventable cause of disease and premature death in
It also acknowledges the fact that non-smokers, by inhaling other people’s smoke, (ie. passive smoking), may be suffering from illnesses normally associated with smoking. Please see further details in the Council Smoke Free Policy.
Employees and elected Members wishing to stop smoking will be given every encouragement to do so. However, the Council recognises that some smokers may find difficulty in adjusting to the requirements of the Policy, and will provide advice and support to those smokers who wish to stop their smoking habit.
Where there is a demand, smoking cessation classes will be arranged for employees and elected Members that wish to attend.