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Table 2 Smoking policies: small vs. very small workplaces

From: A qualitative assessment of the smoking policies and cessation activities at smaller workplaces

  Small workplaces (n = 15) Very small workplaces (n = 17)
Has smoking policy 15 16
Has written smoking policy 13 10
Indoor smoking prohibited 15 16
Outdoor smoking restrictions 12 10
Smoking restricted in specific contexts 4 4
Other forms of tobacco restricted 7 4
Policy in place prior to Iowa Smokefree Air Act 8 6
Had issues with employee adherence to policy 4 2
Reasons for having a smoking policy
 ■ External smoking laws 7 5
 ■ Healthy employees and workplace 5 1
 ■ Reduced organizational costs 2 1
 ■ Smoking is inappropriate, workplace image 3 3
 ■ Specific experience or incident 2 1
Challenges to adoption and implementation
 ■ No challenges 9 6
 ■ Issues with adherence 3 4
 ■ How to enforce policy 1 1
Facilitators to adoption and implementation
 ■ No issues with compliance 5 6
 ■ External smoking laws 3 5
 ■ Support from others (health agencies) 2 1