Melton become first Sandicliffe to go completely smoke-free
Around 100,000 people a year die in the UK through smoking. The team at Melton have become the first in the company to implement a complete 'no smoking' policy
September 23, 2015
On 11th September, all 19 staff at our Melton Mowbray site signed a new No Smoking policy. This initiative means that there will be no smoking anywhere on the Melton Mowbray premises, helping to provide a cleaner environment and to improve the well-being of the team.
Simon Lovell, manager of Sandicliffe Melton Mowbray, said: “We\'re really keen to try to promote a healthy lifestyle and so as most of our employees at Melton were already non-smokers we decided we wanted to be the first of our dealerships to go fully smoke-free.
"All of our team have signed up to the policy, including both the smokers and non-smokers. We hope that this initiative will help our team to become more healthy as well as supporting the few smokers we have in kicking the habit for good."
The new policy comes as the NHS launches its annual Stoptober programme. This initiative provides support and help for smokers throughout the month and is designed to help smokers stay off cigarettes for 28 days, making it five times more likely that they will quit for good.
This year\'s NHS Stoptober campaign is being promoted by a number leading comedians including Bill Bailey, Rhod Gilbert and Shappi Khorsandi. NHS support is available to people who want to kick the habit and the campaign promotes both the health and financial benefits of giving up once and for all.
Mr Lovell from Sandicliffe in Melton Mowbray added: "This October is the ideal time to give up smoking, particularly if you have children. That\'s because a change to the law on 1 October outlaws smoking in a car if you have a passenger under the age of 18.
"At Sandicliffe we\'re keen to encourage a healthy lifestyle and that\'s why we had universal support from all of our Melton team. The feedback so far has been excellent and I hope other dealerships will follow suit."