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?
Guests:
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 (tobaccofreemaine.org)
Maine Tobacco Helpline – free, confidential, supportive, no pressure: 1-800-207-1230
Smoking in the Workplace Costs you Money (www.cancer.org/docroot/COM/content/div_NE/COM_11_1x_Smoking_in_the_Workplace_Costs_You_Money.asp )