Workplace smoking: A review of national and local practical and regulatory measures

This working paper, based to a large extent on an informal survey carried out by ILO SafeWork in 2003, sets out to provide an overview of attitudes, legislation and practices related to smoke-free workplaces in different parts of the world. It could serve as a background paper for further ILO tripartite discussions leading up to a new international instrument.

The working paper has been written within the general framework of preventing psychosocial problems at work. Its purpose is to create a knowledge base for further activities in the area of promoting and implementing smoke-free workplaces and also the SOLVE interactive educational programme on psychosocial issues.