Newfoundland and Labrador

Smokers’ Helpline

Newfoundland and Labrador Smokers’ Helpline

workplace programs

Support employee health and wellness

Workplaces strive to provide a healthy and safe environment for their environment. Integrating quit-smoking programs into the workplace setting is a perfect fit, and there are so many benefits! Here are a few:

  • Improved employee health: Employee health is an invaluable resource. Investing in employee health is beneficial as a healthy staff is a very important asset.
  • Increased productivity: Non-smokers take fewer sick days and fewer breaks.
  • Enhanced job satisfaction: When employees are healthy, there is an improvement in their morale and overall quality of work.
  • Better corporate image: Employers who offer cessation support show they care about their employees’ health and well being. It also portrays a positive corporate image.

The Smokers’ Helpline offers a variety of programs, materials, and tools to workplaces. We make it easy and convenient to support employees with living smokefree.

We provide:

Help your employees connect with the smoking cessation services through the Helpline's Referral Program.


Ask the individual if they use tobacco products or have recently quit.


Advise about the benefits of tobacco cessation.


Ask if they would like to be referred to the Smokers’ Helpline for free support in quitting and/or staying tobacco-free. If the individual consents, refer them to the Helpline by completing the Online Form or Fax Referral Form.

Healthcare providers who use the provincial EMR may submit a referral to the Helpline through eDOCSNL. For more information about making a referral through that system, click here.

Some ways to incorporate messages about quitting smoking into your workplace:

  • Inform employees about the advantages of living smoke free.
  • Utilize workplace communication tools and promote the CARE Program via newsletters; bulletin boards; email/intranet; mailouts; booth displays; employee health and wellness fairs.
  • Have a designated person in the workplace who oversees quit-smoking initiative. This may be: Occupation health nurses, Employee assistance program coordinator, Occupational health and safety committee members, Wellness consultants, Human resources advisers, Health and wellness educators, Union representatives, or any other leader with an interest in promoting the available supports.

Download this guide from Health Canada which provides comprehensive information on setting up effective, supportive quit-smoking programs in the workplace, along with tools such as checklists & handouts to guide employers and employees through the process:
“Smoking Cessation in the Workplace: A guide to helping your employees quit smoking”
or request a copy from the Helpline.

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