Stubbing out smoking – Breathing new life into workplace wellbeing

Wales Tobacco or Health Network


** In light of the ongoing concerns around COVID-19, we have taken the decision to postpone the conference to a later date. You can still register your interest to attend **


About the event

There is a strong economic and moral argument for investing in the health and wellbeing of Wales’ workforce.  Evidence shows supporting employees to improve their health and wellbeing leads to less time off and increased productivity.

However, smoking remains the single largest cause of preventable ill health in Wales and a significant cause of health inequity.  Smokers make up around 20% of Wales’ workforce, 60% want to quit and 44% make a serious quit attempt every year. They are far more likely to succeed if they quit with help.

In this half day conference we will explore what we can do collectively to support smokers who want to quit and how to protect workers from the dangers of second hand smoke.

This conference is free to attend and lunch will be provided.

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Wales has the highest rate of sickness absence in the UK
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average number of sick days taken by smokers
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per smoker in lost productivity every year


Dr Llinos Haf Spencer

Research Officer at the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation, Bangor University

Dr Haf Spencer is a Research Officer at CHEME and a Research Officer for LLAIS (Language Awareness Infrastructure Support) for NWORTH Clinical Trials Unit at Bangor University. Llinos has a degree (1995) and PhD (2000) in Psychology from The University of Liverpool, and has worked as a Teaching Fellow and Research Officer on various health related research projects at Bangor University since 1999.

Dr Haf Spencer was also a co-author on the Living Well for Longer CHEME report funded by Public Health Wales.


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