This top firm wants quitters!
Employee Benefits reports that Bank of America Merrill Lynch is to expand its smoking cessation programme after a successful pilot in May and June 2013.
The firm is said to have launched the pilot at its financial centre in St Paul's, and will now roll out a second session in the City and at its Canary Wharf offices in January 2014.
Jay Butler, health and wellbeing manager UK at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, told Employee Benefits: 'In keeping with our health and wellbeing initiatives and programmes, we wanted to do something a bit more proactive'.
The pilot session, which was attended by 26 employees, began with an introductory session in May with specialists from St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the London School of Medicine.
Smoking is not allowed in any enclosed workplace, public building or on public transport in the UK.
Businesses can be fined up to £2,500 if they don’t stop people smoking in the workplace or up to £1,000 if they don’t display ‘no smoking’ signs.
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