Etihad Airways hosts anti-smoking campaign for staff

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Etihad Airways hosts anti-smoking campaign for staff

The campaign activities aim to reduce the number of smokers within the business by providing education, tools and support to those who are willing to quit.

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Published: Sat 30 May 2015, 2:39 PM

Last updated: Fri 26 Jun 2015, 12:25 AM

Abu Dhabi -- Etihad Airways is hosting a week-long anti-smoking campaign among its UAE-based workforce to coincide with World No Tobacco Day which takes place on May 31.

The campaign activities, which will be run throughout the airline’s Abu Dhabi offices and accommodation buildings, aim to reduce the number of smokers within the business by providing education, tools and support to those who are willing to quit.

The campaign includes carbon monoxide testing for staff as well as the visit of experts who will support employees who are keen to give-up tobacco and tobacco related products.

The visiting specialists include respiratory and oral health physicians, psychologists, pulmonologists, oncologists who will offer alternative therapy programs, detox plans and quitting aid samples.

Other activities include an all staff walkathon in support of employees who wish to quit, ex-smoker support programs and carbon monoxide reduction competitions.

Dr. Nadia Bastaki, Vice President of Medical Services at Etihad Airways said, “The drive aims to support people to quit smoking is a key focus for the Etihad Airways wellness team.

“Smoking is a known cause of cancer, cardiovascular disease, skin disorders, dental issues and accelerated ageing among many other illnesses and it is our duty as medical professionals to provide willing employees with the support to stop smoking for good.”



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