We're going smoke-free at ŠKODA AUTO
The non-smoking campaign has started
ŠKODA AUTO has launched a major campaign involving its employees
ollowing the carmaker’s new policy – that is, to become a modern and non-smoking company – the We're going smoke-free at ŠKODA AUTO campaign was created. Employees are encouraged to participate, as in the case of the FORvaccination campaign. The carmaker addressed those who could inspire others with their stories and experiences in the fight against smoking addiction. The faces of the campaign are Jana Parmová, a medical doctor from SG/1 – Occupational Medicine; Martin Turek, a project designer from PKT/3 – Component Production Technology; Monika Lochmanová, a Paint Shop PFO-L/42 V production operator; Tomáš Parkan, a fire technician from SO/11 – Special care – fire prevention; Jakub Strnad, a project designer from PAP/3 – Project Management PH series Midsize; and management representatives Světlana Nečasová from PKL – Concern Component Logistics/Management, Štěpán Lacina from SP – Human Resources Planning, and Marek Jancák from PF – Car Production. All of them, as well as their colleagues in the FORvaccination campaign on posters and leaflets photographed and produced in August, tell others their stories. In their own way, they explain why ŠKODA AUTO should be a non-smoking company. ED
Everyone has a story about why they support a non-smoking company
Not smoking leads to less incapacity for work, Jana
Not smoking will expand employee rest areas by more than 30 percent, Martin
Not smoking will support a pleasant working environment, Monika
Not smoking leads to fewer worksite fires, Tomáš
Not smoking will equalise working hours among all employees, Štěpán
It makes sense to invest in rather than harm one’s health, Marek
How are we doing in the Czech Republic?
Smokers account for 24.9% of the population.
Some 21.1% of men and 15.2% of women smoke daily.
At the workplaces of Czech companies, 16.2% of employees are exposed to tobacco smoke.
A little less than a third (28.7%) of current smokers have tried to quit smoking during the past year (men 27.1%, women 30.9%).
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Do you want to quit?
Do you know what will happen to your body after you stop smoking?
hen you extinguish the last cigarette butt, your body will react almost immediately. Former smokers feel the improvement in the first few days, as well as in the long-term – their physical fitness, taste and smell improve, they have a milder course of diseases, and changes are also visible on their skin and teeth.
Changes over time by not smoking
Your blood pressure and heart rate drop to normal levels; therefore, especially those people with higher blood pressure should stop smoking.
8 to 12 hours
Your blood carbon monoxide level drops, and your oxygen level rises to normal.
2 to 3 days
Your taste and smell improve, and your breathing deepens again. Fresh non-smokers describe that they enjoy food more and get less breathless when climbing stairs.
2 to 12 weeks
Blood circulation and lung function continue to improve, and you notice this when climbing stairs and doing sports. Immunity also improves, especially in connection with respiratory diseases.
The so-called smoker’s cough begins to subside. Sometimes, it actually intensifies in the first few weeks; however, it is a normal process that is associated with body cleansing.
The risk of cardiovascular disease decreases by approximately 30 percent. This applies mainly to a stroke or a heart attack.
The risk of cardiovascular disease decreases by up to 50 percent.
The risk of lung cancer but also of oesophageal, laryngeal and liver cancer is reduced.
The risk of a heart attack and other diseases is the same as for a non-smoker.