Monday, March 29, 2010

New Website Provides Business Tools for Smoke-Free Law

[Winnebago County]--Business owners looking to prepare for Wisconsin’s smoke-free workplace law have a new resource to help them make the switch. Health advocates launched the new website, on March 19. The site offers signs, employee handouts, and quit smoking resources to help employers plan for the law’s implementation on July 5th.

“We want to get the word out on this valuable tool,” said Emily Dieringer with re:TH!NK, Winnebago’s Healthy Living Partnership. “The resources available at the site can help businesses insure a smooth transition once the law goes into effect.”

Dieringer added that more business resources will be added to the site as July 5th draws nearer, including a printable brochure.

The site also features videos, a map of recently smoke-free establishments, secondhand smoke information, and other materials. Advocates say that in addition to helping businesses, the site is designed to capture the public’s excitement for the law’s implementation.

“Starting July 5th, Wisconsin workers will no longer have to choose between their health and a paycheck, and customers will be able to enjoy a night out without worrying about secondhand smoke,” continued Dieringer. “We think that’s an achievement worth celebrating.”

re:TH!NK, Winnebago’s Healthy Living Partnership is based out of the Winnebago County Health Department and covers the counties of Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Winnebago for tobacco prevention and control.
The goal of re:TH!NK, Winnebago’s Healthy Living Partnership, is to prevent and reduce the use of and exposure to tobacco, alcohol and other drugs through effective community collaboration. This partnership would not exist without support from the Winnebago County Health Department and other local agencies, organizations and community members.

P. O. Box 68
725 Butler Avenue
Winnebago, WI 54985


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