Compelling argument for employers to invest in smoking cessation programs

Smoking Costs Employers $4000 yearA new study released by the Conference Board of Canada shows that providing smoking cessation programs is a wise investment for all companies. Their research estimates that each smoker costs Canadian businesses more than $3,000 each per year. “Research showed that current smokers were 33 per cent more likely to be absent from work than non-smokers, for an average for 2.7 extra days per year.”

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