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Table 3 Smoking cessation activities: 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)
Offers smoking cessation activities 14 7
Types of activity offered
 ■ Information and referral to other services 7 5
 ■ Insurance coverage for cessation medication 6 2
 ■ Tobacco services through EAP or contracted vendor 6 1
 ■ Smoking cessation materials (e.g., magnets) 2 1
 ■ Smoking cessation classes 2 1
 ■ Insurance discount for non-smokers 1 0
Activities offered for at least 5 years 8 7
Current employee participation in cessation activities 0 0
Reasons for offering activities
 ■ Healthy employees 4 3
 ■ Organizational benefits 4 2
 ■ Desire to help employees quit smoking 1 2
Challenges to adoption and implementation
 ■ No challenges 5 4
 ■ Cost, lack of resources 4 1
 ■ Lack of employee interest in activities 2 2
Facilitators to adoption and implementation
 ■ No specific facilitators described 4 1
 ■ Support from others (e.g., management) 4 1
 ■ Easy access to materials (health agencies) 1 2