This webinar explores barriers that employers face when trying to introduce or implement smoking cessation programs and showcases strategies that have made some organizations successful in reducing the number of employees who smoke. The session highlights recommendations to help guide employers to develop evidence-based smoking cessation programs in the workplace. In addition, the webinar discusses the cost of smoking, to employers and to the economy.
Karla Thorpe is a Director with the Leadership and Human Resources Research Division of The Conference Board of Canada. Since joining the Board five years ago, Karla has been actively involved in research in the area of compensation, benefits, health and wellness, workforce planning and labour relations.
Louise is a Research Associate and Network Manager at the Conference Board of Canada. As a network manager, she manages, develops agendas, and facilitates meetings for the Council on Workplace Health and Wellness, a network of organizational health management leaders from private and public sector organizations across Canada.