The hazards for Smoking in Workplace

The hazards for Smoking in Workplace


In the past few decades, the proportion of workers who smoked and those who used secondhand smoke in the workplace has declined, but many workers are still vulnerable to the dangers of smoking.


The proportion of workers who smoke is different for industry and occupation. The highest percentage of smokers is mining (30%), accommodation and food service (30%), and construction (29.7%). Similarly, the use of smokeless tobacco among mining workers is relatively frequent (18.8%), wholesale trade (8.9%), and construction (7.9%).


In recent years, the use of emerging tobacco products, including shisha and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) or e-cigarettes, has increased. Despite the increased use of e-cigarettes and the sale of these products, little is known about whether the long-term use of e-cigarettes has a health impact on the body. In 2014, an estimated 5.5 million working adults were current e-cigarette users. Laws prohibiting smoking and smoking in the workplace have been established in many places. Employers can also develop policies that limit smoking and smoking in the workplace.