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Prepared for 2002 National Conference on Tobacco or Health

Wednesday - November 20, 2002 - 10:30 AM

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The American Cancer Society:

The nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

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The American Cancer Society2015 Goals:

  • Reduce Cancer Mortality by 50%
  • Reduce Cancer Incidence by 25%
  • Measurably Improve the Quality of Life for Cancer Patients and Families
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The American Cancer SocietyObjectives / Tobacco:

  • Reduce to 12% the proportion of adults
  • (18 and older) who use tobacco products by 2015
  • Decrease the prevalence of tobacco use in adults by 8% by 2005
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The American Cancer SocietyObjectives / Tobacco:

  • What does this mean for New Jersey?
  • Reach a projected 490,419 adults by 2005
  • Reach a projected 122,605 adults each year
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Worksite Program Goals

  • Increase barriers and provide disincentives to workplace smoking behavior by affecting meaningful, comprehensive worksite policy change.
  • Decrease barriers and provide incentives for cessation by increasing the availability, utilization and effectiveness of tobacco dependence treatment resources in worksites throughout New Jersey.
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Program Objectives:

  • Affect meaningful systems change in large worksites
  • Expose large corporate populations to the message of tobacco control
  • Enhance utilization of state-sponsored resources
  • Expand restrictions on smoking in the workplace
  • Increase demand for, and access to, cessation services and products
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The New Jersey Worksite Tobacco Program

  • Cooperative effort between ACS and DHSS, Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program, with funding by the Master Settlement Agreement
  • Systems-based interventions designed to assist corporate worksites to take ownership of the tobacco issue and promote New Jersey Quitline, Quitnet, &Quitcenters
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Partner with worksites by:

  • Create & strengthen policy
  • Promote company ownership of tobacco issue
  • Promote NJ Quitnet, NJ Quitline and NJ Quitcenters in support of policy change
  • Incentives package to promote company buy-in & employee involvement
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Worksite Incentives to Promote Policy Change:

  • $500 ACS in-kind on-site “Tobacco Control Resource Center”
  • $1000 for program promotion/participant incentives (with ACS guidance)
  • Opportunity to take part in Billboard Initiative
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Incentive Development:

“Health Promotion & Smokefree Recreation”

  • Health club membership
  • Subsidize NRT’s
  • Smokefree Restaurants
  • Movies
  • Spa
  • Lunch/refreshments
  • Special event
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Billboard Initiative:

  • Billboards throughout New Jersey
  • “Smokefree Facilities. Smokefree Employees.”
  • 4 corporations exhibiting “excellence in worksite tobacco control” in 2002 – 2003
  • Celebrate partnership, promote corporate ownership of issue, recruit new partners
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Worksite Process:

  • Step 1: Recruitment
  • Step 2: Implementation / Support
  • Step 3: Evaluation
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Recruitment:

  • Recruit through ACS existing protocol / collaborate with corporate relations
  • Promote Quitline, Quitnet, Quitcenters
  • “Proactive step in promoting the health and wellness of employee population”
  • Administrative buy in / internal mechanism to support program
  • “Worksite Partner Agreement”
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Worksite Partner Agreement:

  • Provide/maintain on-site coordinator
  • Training space/materials/promotion
  • Consideration of policy change, benefits analysis, company sponsored incentives
  • Content disclaimer
  • Utilize funds to promote program and reward participants via health promotion/smokefree recreation
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Implementation / Support:

  • Hands on assistance planning / implementing “Clearing the Air” policy change and cessation services
  • Available for telephone/e-mail support and troubleshooting, as needed
  • Informal & formal (2-month & 6-month) follow up
  • Quarterly site visits, at worksite discretion
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Evaluation:

  • Six month evaluation via ACS Tracking Tool:
  • Number of partnerships established
  • Number of cessation programs run through referral resources
  • Number of participants/successes
  • Number of worksite tobacco control policies created/strengthened
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The New Jersey Worksite Tobacco Control Programhas 4 components

  • Tobacco Education
  • Clearing the Air
  • Nicotine Dependence Treatment
  • Advocacy & Outreach
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I. Tobacco Education

  • Tobacco Facts
  • Phases of Tobacco Use
  • Initiation
  • Addiction
  • Stopping
  • Treatment
  • Maintenance
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II. Clearing the Air

Inform corporate decision-makers about policies proven to reduce smoking. Provide technical assistance related to health insurance, smoke-free policies and employee incentives to quit smoking.

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Overview of Clearing the Air

  • Costs of Tobacco Use
  • Workplace Policies
    • Smokefree Workplace
    • Cessation Coverage
  • Four Steps to a New Policy
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Healthcare Costs Lost Productivity Total Costs

$716 $840 $1556

Each year smoking costs U.S. employers an average of $1556 in additional health care costs and lost productivity per smoking employee

(Towers Perrin, 1999)

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WORKPLACE POLICIESBenefits of a Smokefree Workplace for the Employer

  • Reduced health care costs
  • Decreased absenteeism
  • Reduced smoking and relapse
  • Increased productivity
  • Decreased maintenance costs
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WORKPLACE POLICIES Benefits of a SmokefreeWorkplace for the Employer

  • Increased life of office equipment, carpets and furniture
  • Lower health, life, disability, and facility insurance costs
  • Decreased risk of fires
  • Decreased risk of liability
  • A more attractive workplace
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WORKPLACE POLICIES Benefits of a SmokefreeWorkplace for the Employee

  • Helps create a safe, healthful workplace
  • Decreased resentment among employees
  • Smokers appreciate a clear company policy about smoking at work
  • Managers are relieved by a clearly defined policy
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Factors to Consider When Creating a Policy

  • Greatest benefits
  • Easy implementation
  • Laws and ordinances
  • Customer and community expectations
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Smokefree Campus Policy

“_______________ and its affiliates desire to promote the wellness of our employees by incorporating a total ‘smokefree’ campus, effective _______________.”

Date

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Smokefree Campus Policy

Purpose:

“The health hazards of smoking have been well documented as they impact both the smoker and the non-smoker who is exposed to second hand smoke. It is our intent to provide all employees with an environment conducive to good health and a productive atmosphere.”

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Smokefree Campus Policy

“Applicable to all team players, contractors, guests, and visitors while on the property or in any of our New Jersey based locations.”

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Smokefree Campus Policy

“All employees, contractors and visitors are prohibited from smoking cigarettes, pipes, cigars, and/or chewing tobacco on site at ___________. On site is defined as inside all New Jersey facilities, as well as on the grounds and parking lots, and inside company owned and personal vehicles on company property.”

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Smokefree Campus Policy

“Employee non-compliance with the policy will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination from employment. All cases of non-compliance with this policy will be reviewed with Human Resources and action will be taken in accordance with established company policies and procedures.”

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Workplace Policies

  • Cessation Coverage and Incentives
  • Fully Cover Cessation Services and Products
  • Provide Incentives to Stop Smoking
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Reduce Barriers and Offer Incentives to Encourage Participation

  • Hold cessation classes during work hours
  • Incentives also demonstrate support for smokers
  • Bonus vacation days
  • Reduced employee contributions for benefits
  • Refund payment upon completing program
  • Monetary awards
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1

ASSESS

2

DECIDE

3

COMMUNICATE

4

ANNOUNCE

Four Steps to a New Policy

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III. Nicotine Dependence Treatment

  • State-specific resources for cessation
  • On-site resource provision and referral
  • Worksite cessation and support.
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Nicotine Dependence Treatment

  • More intensive treatment and follow-up leads to better results
  • Tobacco dependence should be viewed as a chronic disease that will require long-term intervention
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NJ QUITNET

nj.quitnet.com

NJ QUITLINE

1-866-NJ-STOPS

NJ QUITCENTERS

Contact NJ QUITNET or QUITLINE

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NEW JERSEY ADULT TOBACCO SURVEY

  • For those who have never tried to quit:
      • 39% would use toll- free telephone counseling service
      • 48% with internet access would use internet help
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NJ QUITLINE

  • Officially opened 10/26/2000
  • A professional telephone counseling service
  • Managed by Mayo Foundation
  • New Jersey area codes call 1-866-NJ- STOPS
  • Counselors available Monday-Friday from 8 am until 8 pm (except holidays), and Saturday from 11 am until 5 pm.
  • Counseling available in twenty six languages
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NJ QUITLINEFEATURES

  • Telephone counseling appropriate to the client’s stage of change.
  • Primary treatment -initial assessment and counseling followed by a minimum of three additional calls.
  • Scheduling of calls accommodates the client’s need.
  • Mails supportive written materials
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NJ QUITLINE6 Month Follow Up Program To Date

  • 37% Cohort Quit and Reduced Use
  • 45% Respondents Quit and Reduced Use
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Household Income

  • <$15,000 21%
  • >$15,000-<$25,000 15%
  • >$25,000-<$35,000 16%
  • >$35,000-<$50,000 16%
  • >$50,000-<$75,000 16%
  • >$75,000-<$100,000 8%
  • >$100,000-<$125,000 5%
  • >$125,000 3%
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Age

  • 17 yrs and under < 1%
  • 18-24 yrs. 8%
  • 25-34 yrs. 19%
  • 35-44 yrs. 30%
  • 45-54 yrs. 23%
  • 55-64 yrs. 14%
  • 65-74 yrs. 5%
  • 75-84 + yrs. < 1%
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Ethnicity

  • White Caucasian 66%
  • Black/African American 21%
  • Hispanic 11%
  • Other Asian >1%
  • Asian Indian >1%
  • Portuguese >1%
  • American Indian >1%
  • Korean >1%
  • Vietnamese >1%
  • Chinese >1%
  • Filipino >1%
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NJ QUITNET

  • Officially opened 10/26/00
  • An online service with URL at www.nj.quitnet.com
  • Accessible 24 hours a day 7 days a week
  • Developed by Join Together and Boston University
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NJ QUITNET FEATURES

  • Resources for Everyone
    • Quit Tip of the Day
    • Quitting Calendar
    • Directory of Local Programs
    • Quitting Guides
    • Print Materials
    • Pharmaceutical Guide
    • ¿Habla español?
  • Personalized Services
    • Peer to Peer Support
    • Expert Q&A
    • Consult an Expert
    • Quitting Tools
    • Quit Date Wizard
    • Quit Tips and Anniversary E-mails
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NJ QUITNET

Visitors

YTD

( 10/25/00-8/31/02)

Once 45,667

More than Once 20,921

Total Visitors 66,588

Registrants 9,750

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NEW JERSEYQUITCENTERS

  • 15 Centers
  • Population Density Based
  • Training by UMDNJ
  • Provide 35 hours of Counseling per Week
  • Provide subsidized NRT
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Quitcenter Services

  • Information regarding Tobacco Dependence
  • Individual,comprehensive assessment by a trained tobacco dependence specialist
  • Measurement of expired carbon monoxide at each appointment
  • Individual or group counseling
  • Pharmacotherapy (NRT, buproprion and combinations)
  • One and six month post quit date follow up
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NJ Comprehensive Tobacco Program Cessation Services

Results

  • New Jersey has 1.16 million smokers
  • By 1/1/03, 8.6% of New Jersey smokers will have utilized the
  • Quit resources
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IV. ADVOCACY & OUTREACH

  • Internal and external promotion of smokefree worksite
  • Encouragement of smoking workers, dependents, and community members to utilize treatment resources for tobacco dependence
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New Jersey Worksite Program Highlights:

  • Training, Support, & Technical Assistance for programs and policies impacting over 60,000 employees in NJ and many in PA & NY
  • ACS Trained over 100 Tobacco Control Coordinators from 80 individual worksites representing 25 companies
  • Many of the partners are actively engaging in smokefree policy dialogue, and several have implemented successful policy change