The “Smoke-Free Culture” Certification Protocol has been developed by TÜV AUSTRIA to bring forward the organizations and legal entities that wish to be associated with tangible actions, implementation plans and measurable objectives in order to be relieved from cigarette smoking in their premises, as well as during activities or events they organize.
The main objective of the “Smoke-Free Culture” protocol is to certify that an organization has provision to plan, support, implement, monitor and continuously improve a set of actions, aiming to ensure the above vision.
These actions will set the right ground to:
- Effectively inform the organizations’ adult smokers about the harm caused by cigarette smoke not only to their wellbeing, but also to their personal and social relations, and at the same time encourage them to quit cigarettes, always in accordance with the guidelines of the competent Ministry of Health.
- Responsibly inform the employees of the organization who are cigarette smokers and consciously wish to continue smoking, regarding the potential and scientifically suggested alternative to cigarette choices.
- Actively inform the entire organization of the value and importance of a “Smoke-Free” environment that could significantly improve the relations among smokers and non-smokers, contributing to a more harmonious environment of cooperation and mutual respect.