Doing Business 7/02/09

Producer/Host: Jane E Haskell, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic:Smoking & Quitting: How Does It Affect Small Businesses
What made you interested in wanting to provide smoke free environments for yourself and your employees? What is a smoke free workplace or campus? I have heard that smoke free is the same as anti-smoking – what are your thoughts? It says on the Tobacco Free Maine website that “a smoke-free workplace is the best business move you ever made”. It says that smoke free workplaces are safer and save money. Your thoughts?
Nancy Coffey, Human Resources, Mathews Brothers,
Kathy Feyler, owner, DISH Salon
Vyvyenne Ritchie, Program Administrator, Healthy Waldo County,

FMI: Resources:
Partnership for a tobacco free Maine (
Maine Tobacco Helpline – free, confidential, supportive, no pressure: 1-800-207-1230
Smoking in the Workplace Costs you Money ( )