Appendix B: gaps in the evidence

Appendix B: gaps in the evidence

PHIAC identified a number of gaps in the evidence relating to the interventions under examination, based on an assessment of the evidence and stakeholder comments. These gaps are set out below.

  1. The cost effectiveness of workplace interventions and the long-term benefits.

  2. Comparisons of the effectiveness of interventions for different sectors of the workforce such as men and women, younger and older workers, minority ethnic groups and temporary/casual workers.

  3. The effectiveness of workplace smoking cessation interventions in populous countries with national legislation that prohibits smoking in virtually all enclosed public places and workplaces.

  4. The ways that employers can encourage and support employees who smoke to quit.

  5. The ways that employers can be encouraged to provide smoking cessation support.

  6. The resource needs of small, medium and large employers with regard to providing smoking cessation support.

  7. The long-term business benefits of providing workplace smoking cessation support.

The Committee made five recommendations for research. These are listed in section 5.