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 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.
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