In 1994, SIA became the first automotive assembly plant in the United States to completely ban indoor smoking. At that time, very few workplaces in America banned smoking as evidence of the adverse health impacts of second-hand smoke had not been fully revealed and the evidence that existed had not been widely accepted. At SIA, in addition to the desire to maintain a safe and clean environment for our Associates, we also realized that there was potential for significant cost savings, an increase in productivity, and an improvement in product quality through a ban on smoking in our workplace. Since adopting the ban on indoor smoking in 1994, SIA has added benefits to encourage our Associates to quit smoking, including 100% coverage for the cost of smoking cessation programs/medications.