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Global Smoke-Free Worksite Challenge


The Global Smokefree Worksite Challenge (GSWC) was a global, multi-sector initiative for employers to make their worksites smoke-free or completely tobacco-free. The GSWC assisted employers in establishing smoke-free worksites and broadening their policies to establish completely tobacco-free campuses when appropriate. The Global Smoke-free Worksite Challenge was launched as a Clinton Global Initiative ‘Commitment to Action,’ concurrently with the United Nations High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases in September 2011.

After the initiative came to an end in 2016, the Society committed to ensuring the availability of the high-quality tools developed over the years. These tools are available below.  


Smoke-free Tools

The following are tools and other resources that you may find helpful as you plan for making your worksites smoke-free or completely tobacco-free.

“Smokefree in a Box” – A Guide for Smoke-free Workplaces

The purpose of the Global Smokefree Partnership’s “Smokefree in a Box” is to help companies design and implement a smokefree workplace policy. Experience from smokefree companies shows that proper implementation of these policies requires planning and coordination. The tools in this guide provide senior leadership, managers, and staff with easy-to-use advice on what to do from the moment their company decides to implement a smokefree policy.

"Smokefree in a Box" is available in:

Importance and Benefits of Smokefree Worksites

This fact sheet  provides compelling data on the need for, and benefits of, smoke-free worksites. It has been written concisely (key points on front side, references on back) for audiences who would like to quickly review the most important data, such as upper management.

Case Studies


Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (Jordan)

Arab Potash Company (Jordan)

Hikma Pharmaceuticals (Jordan)

Bridgestone de Costa Rica S.A. (BSCR)



Partner Organizations

Along with Johnson& Johnson, the Mayo Clinic, GBCHealth, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free kids, the Society was a proud
founding partner of this initiative aimed at protecting populations from secondhand smoke in the workplace setting.

  • Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
  • Edelman Public Relations
  • GBCHealth
  • Global Smokefree Partnership
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center
  • Mayo Clinic
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • World Heart Federation
  • American Cancer Society