Smokers have been pushed out of sight by smoke-free laws, but the costs of smoking remain staggering.

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
I have employees, and % of my employees smoke.
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Your tobacco cost exposure:

Total smokers:
Total medical costs:
Total productivity costs:

Your excess cost:

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How these numbers are
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Excess healthcare costs:
Smoking breaks:
Excess absenteeism:
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1 Data are drawn from Berman et al. (2014) updated to 2023 values using the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Inflation Calculator and Consumer Price Index.

Paying for tobacco use cessation treatment is the single most cost-effective health insurance benefit for adults that can be provided to employees.

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

Save Money, Save Lives

No smoker is too addicted to quit, but many are too daunted to try. By partnering with the EX Program, you can give tobacco users the guidance, support, and confidence they need to overcome this devastating addiction.

Your ex-tobacco users will benefit right away. Within the first few months of being smoke-free, they’ll have better circulation and lung function, more energy, and a reduced risk of heart attack. Within a year, they will cough less, have more stamina, and be less vulnerable to infection.

We hear every day about the confidence and joy that come with being freed from tobacco addiction. But don’t just take it from us…

There's so much waiting for you, if you can just take that first step.The freedom awaits you and it's worth every bit of discomfort to get there.


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