E-facts 59 - Tobacco — advice for smokers on the effects on health

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2012

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The harmful effects of smoking tobacco are well documented, for both smokers themselves and those passively exposed to cigarette smoke (environmental tobacco smoke, also called second-hand smoke). This e-fact is designed to highlight the wide-ranging benefits of smoking cessation for both individual workers and employers. It also provides suggestions on how employers can support their employees in making this change.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Hazard - physical state: 
Other
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Asthmagens
Carcinogens
Mutagens
Reprotoxic substances
Neurotoxic substances
Irritants
Toxic substances
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

Tobacco smoke contains around 70 chemicals, for example carbon monoxide, arsenic and hydrogen cyanide, nicotine

CAS Number: 
630-08-0
7440-38-2
74-90-8
54-11-5
EC number: 
211-128-3
231-148-6
200-821-6
200-193-3
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Warning message / Alert
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Safety officers
Supervisor
Trainees
Trainers
Workers
Workers representatives

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