Smoking is dangerous to your health, and so is secondhand smoking. In fact, according a study published by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researchers in the American Journal of Public Health, secondhand smoke accounts for 42,000 deaths of non-smokers in the U.S. every year, including about 900 infants. Even the American Cancer Society states that secondhand smoke can increase the risk of lung cancer and heart disease.
The workplace is a major source of secondhand smoking, according to the U.S. Surgeon General. Nevertheless, you can address this problem by creating smoking regulations and designating proper smoking areas in your facility.
And to fortify your smoking policies, post No Smoking signs especially in areas that could not be missed by your employees. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Here are more reasons why you should invest in a No Smoking sign: (more…)