Cost of Smoking on Your Bottom Line
- The medical costs of a smoker are dramatically higher than those of a non-smoker
- Absence due to smoking-related illness and extended hospital stays are costly and can impact other employees
- Distractions due to nicotine cravings and smoking breaks can lower productivity and cause mistakes or even workplace accidents
Your tobacco cost exposure:
Your excess cost:
How these numbers are
calculated (per smoker):
1 Berman M, Crane R, Seiber E, Munur M. Estimating the cost of a smoking employee. Tob Control. 2014 Sep;23(5):428-33.
Paying for tobacco use cessation treatment is the single most cost-effective health insurance benefit for adults that can be provided to employees.
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Our report on Tobacco Nation: Feeling the Burn of Higher Smoking Rates takes a deeper look at the cost of smoking to employers.