Smoke Free Workplace Policies

Going Smoke-Free the right way

Is your location going Smoke-Free?

...then think about this...
Bay Health Services' No Smoking - Butt Litter Free Signage

More Offices, Factories, Shopping Centres, Hotels, Hospitals, Universities & EDUs, and Retail Facilities every day are going totally smoke free.

But there's a right way and wrong way to go Smoke Free.

The Wrong Way...

It's just not good enough to ban smoking at your location and put up signs around your property that basically tell your smokers to go somewhere else for a smoke - without giving them somewhere to go - or helping them to do the right thing with their butts wherever they go to smoke.

The fact is that just because your organisation may be going Smoke-Free - or already has - doesn't mean that your smokers are going to stop smoking. They're not.

You're just forcing them to go somewhere else.

Don't make the world your smokers ashtray

Don't stick your head in the sand. 
Your smokers are still going to smoke regardless of any smoking policy.
You simply wouldn't even consider taking your office trash bin outside and just emptying it out the front of your neighbours properties.

But if your location is going Smoke-Free (or already has) and you haven't provided your smokers with the ability to responsibly dispose of their cigarette butts as they enter your property, or do the right thing when they leave your property for a smoke, then that is exactly what you are doing.

You're just shifting your problem over to your neighbours
and surrounding areas.

Apart from the inevitable negative impact on your organisation's public profile and image (people do notice) and the environment, Government Authorities all over the world are cracking down on those organisations that choose to ignore the consequences of their own smokers cigarette butt littering.

 It's easy to see why Eco-Pole Ashtrays are the world's best selling Wall & Post-mounted Ashtrays
"It would be environmentally irresponsible simply to tell our smokers to go somewhere else to smoke - and make our employees butt litter someone else's problem. It's for this reason that we have Eco-Pole Wall-mounted Ashtrays in our carpark and at our entrance with a sign that tells smokers to butt out immediately and place their butts here. It's the right way to go Smoke-Free." - Kathy Emerson - Metal Fabrication Services.

Northern Sydeny Central Coast Health Services are amongst over 100 health care facilities to distribute Personal/Pocket Ashtrays to their staff, patients & visitors
"We encourage our students and staff not to smoke but it would be unacceptable to ignore
the reality that many of them do.  That's why
we provide Personal Ashtrays / Butt Bins to our students and faculty so that wherever they go to smoke, they can do the right thing with their butts
." - Satish Patel - AUT

"We care about the environment and we also care about our corporate image and that's why we now provide Personal Ashtrays from No BuTTs to our patients, visitors and staff - complete with No BuTTs slogan 'Protect our environment - Better still, quit smoking' message printed on them. Mini-Butts Portable Ashtrays are a brilliant solution to the problem of smokers butt littering when a location goes Smoke-Free and they have eliminated our smokers butt littering in the areas surrounding our hospital." - Kylie Duncan - Western Health

No BuTTs award winning products are now assisting 1,000s of locations around the planet to go Smoke-Free whilst at the same time reducing and often eliminating their smokers cigarette butt littering.

Beware of Affiliated Butt Litter

Cigarette Butt Litter is not only toxic, unsightly, really bad for our environment - and poses a serious fire risk - it also has the potential to be extremely damaging to the public profile and image of every business and organisation - because of the issue of Affiliated Butt Litter. 

Affiliated Butt Littering is not a good look
Affiliated Butt Litter is the Cigarette Butt Litter created by an organisation's smokers - whether they are staff & employees, customers, patrons, contractors, guests, visitors, clients, students & faculty, patients, members, passengers, etc. 

"I'd never even considered the problem until one of my neighbours came and complained that our clients butts were ending up outside his shop. We're just a small hairdressing salon, but probably half of our staff smoke and so do plenty of our customers too. That's why we installed an Eco-Pole out the back for our staff and also one out the front for our clients."  - Imelda Santos - The Fringe

From the point of view of any organisation's public profile, it doesn't get much worse than their smokers littering their butts - especially when they do it in public. It's not a good look. Butt littering is not only illegal it's also environmentally irresponsible - and nothing less than blatant anti-social behaviour. And people do notice - and that can result in a lot more negative effects too. 

And it's even more damaging to the public image of that organisation if they've gone Smoke-Free the wrong way - and simply shifted the problem of their smokers cigarette butt littering over to someone else.

The problem is prolific.  The solution is simple.

Go Smoke-Free the right way

Lost Dogs Home - Smoke Free the right way with an Eco-Pole Wall-mounted Ashtray at Entrance
No BuTTs Designated Smoking Zones or Butt Out Here Zones equipped with Eco-Pole Wall & Post-mounted Ashtrays or Eco-Pole Freestanding / Bollard Ashtrays eliminate cigarette butt litter around facilities as smokers enter your property and at Designated Smoking Zones.

No BuTTs Personal Ashtrays & Butt Bins give your smokers the ability to responsibly dispose of their butts wherever they go to smoke - and protect everyone else from your own smokers cigarette butt litter.

Providing fixed or personal ashtrays does not in any way encourage smoking - it encourages responsible cigarette butt disposal. That's good for all, great for organisations that want to protect their public image - and fantastic for the environment.

"Going Smoke-Free doesn't mean that people actually stop smoking...  There's a large printing company over the road from our office with about 100 people that has gone Smoke-Free. Now their employees just come and stand outside OUR factory and chuck their butts everywhere. It's pathetic and it's also a very negative reflection of their company's public image." - Jenny Morrisey - ABC Services

A common site at locations where no ashtrays are provided

Providing a way for their smokers to properly dispose of their butts is critical to the environment and also to the corporate image of every organisation.

In this day and age the attitude of "we don't care where you smoke, just don't do it here" doesn't really create a good impression.  After all, they're your smokers.

"Organisations that go smoke free and then ignore their own smokers cigarette butt litter are no different from those people that let their dogs take a crap in the park or on the footpath - but don't bother picking up their own dogs mess. It's nothing short of social and environmental irresponsibility." - David Smithson - Property Managers 


Over 100 organisations a week are being assisted by No BuTTs to go Smoke-Free the right way.

We can help your organisation too.

For advice, assistance and a FREE Information Kit on going Smoke-Free the right way call us today on 1300-NOBUTTS (1300-662-888).

Information Downloads:-

Things to consider for your Business & Corporation:

     How to save the planet from Cigarette Butt Litter (in four easy steps!)
     Ten reasons why your Company or Organisation needs Mini-Butts Personal Ashtrays
     Personal Ashtrays - General Info
     Ostrich Alert


Butt Litter Reduction Checklists:

     Universities & EDUs
     Trade and Services
     Construction, Mining & Energy
     Medical Facilities, Hospitals & Clinics
     Corporate Facilities & Offices

Note: For a complete list of Butt Litter Reduction Checklists, click here.


Branding / Logo Printing - Print Options & Specs


Some examples of our Corporate Clients "Going Smoke-Free the right way" Campaigns:

     Client Poster - The Only Butt - Hospital - Five Star Clinics
     Client Poster - The Only Butt - Facilities - Northern Body Works
     Client Poster - The Only Butt - EDU - Smoke Free Campus - EAA
     Client Poster - The Only Butt - EDU - La Trobe Uni
     Client Poster - The Only Butt - Mining - North Parks - Rio Tinto
     Client Poster - The Only Butt - Function Centre - Lumley
     Client Poster - The Only Butt - Accom - Lizard Island
     Client Poster - The Only Butt - Cruise - DescaradA Charters


No BuTTs.     ...because the world is not an ashtray.

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