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Running head: SMOKING CESSATION IN WORKPLACESmoking cessation in workplaceName of the studentUniversity nameAuthors’ note
1SMOKING CESSATION IN WORKPLACETable of ContentsIntroduction..................................................................................................................................2Significance of the study..............................................................................................................2Statement of the problem.............................................................................................................3Research question............................................................................................................................3Hypotheses.......................................................................................................................................4Literature review..........................................................................................................................4Theoretical framework.....................................................................................................................7Methods and materials.................................................................................................................7Procedure:........................................................................................................................................9Data analysis................................................................................................................................9Limitations.....................................................................................................................................10References..................................................................................................................................11
2SMOKING CESSATION IN WORKPLACEIntroductionSmoking is seen as one of the most widely known factors contributing to the deterioratinghealth condition of the current generation. The scenario is much critical with reference to theAustralian health context. In this respect, implementation of strategies for controlling the rate ofsmoking within the Australian population can have positive health consequences. The topic ofthe proposal that has been addressed over here is introduction of smoking cessation programswithin workplace and the advantages of such methods in improving employee health andreducing the chances of serious illnesses. The workplace selected for the current topic is miningindustries. In this respect, the Australia based ‘Conquest Mining’ company had been taken intoconsideration with a strength of 600 labourers. A proposal has been drafted for evaluating thebenefits of the smoking cessation programs. Background of the studyThe study conducted over here had been further supported with the help of systematicliterature review. For the current topic, a PICO analysis had been performed where the researchquestion had been broken down into the various components of the PICO. The differentcomponents of PICO are- Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome. A secondary methodresearch design has been taken into consideration where the data had been collected from anumber of databases and literature sources. The data gathered through the study had beenevaluated to understand the causative factors, prevention methods and the possible outcome ofthe intervention methods in the context of ensuring employee health.Significance of the studyThe current study focuses upon the perils of smoking within a workplace scenario.Smoking tobacco can have serious consequences upon the health of an individual. The tobacco
3SMOKING CESSATION IN WORKPLACEcontains more than 7000 chemicals, out of which over 70 have been known to cause cancer (abs,2017). The smoke enters the body through the lungs and diffuses through the blood and lymphsystems. As per reports and evidences, in 2013 12.8 % of Australians aged 14 years or oldersmoked daily(Kouvonen et al., 2012). Therefore, the exposure to nicotine from such an earlyage can have profound effects on the health of an individual. The long-term exposures tocigarette smokers have been seen to result in chronic ailments such as chronic obstructivepulmonary disease and asthma.Statement of the problemThere is less information regarding implementation of the campaign in labour-intensiveindustries. Some such industries are mining industries where the employees are constantlyexposed to huge amount of particulate dust matters. In this context, the tobacco smoke reactswith the dust particles and can generate serious illnesses in a person(Misan, 2015). The currentstudy highlights the different policies and programs which could be implemented in order toreduce the rates of smoking and its possible consequences within workplaces.Research questionThe drafting of a proper research question is crucial in arriving at a proper conclusion.The construction of a suitable research question gives direction to the research and satisfies theaim of the research. The research question of the current topic is as follows:“What is the evidence that smoking cessation programs can reduce the number of smokers inworkplace as compared to minimal or no intervention?”
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