Problem

Smoking in work places

Nature:
Health and safety at work legislation requires that employers protect their staff from harmful substances in the workplace and take reasonable and practicable measures to secure the health, safety and welfare of their employees. The evidence clearly shows that environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is harmful as it may cause a variety of fatal or less serious conditions in exposed non-smokers. 84% of people, including 69% of current smokers, believe that smoking should be restricted at work.
Values:
Work
Overwork
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
11.03.1999 – 00:00 CET