According to the American Lung Association, nicotine single-handedly kills an estimated 442,398 Americans each year from diseases related to smoking.
Additional health care costs to businesses for smokers are well known. Smokers can cost employers money for accidental injury and related workers compensation costs. Smokers have twice the accident rate of non-smokers due in part to loss of attention, eye irritations and cough. The percentage of smokers to become disabled and retire early is almost six times greater than non-smokers.
On average, smokers are absent 50% more often than nonsmokers. A study found that cigarette smokers missed 5.5 more days of work per year than non-smoking employees. Smokers cost you temporary replacements, lowered productivity as well as a drop in morale among employees who are on the job and must cope with the absences.
In addition, time is lost each workday due to cigarette breaks. On an average, 3.5 cigarette breaks are taken per day, ranging 5-15 minutes each time and an additional 1-2 times during non-break periods by almost every person who smokes.
Our laser therapy for smoking cessation may be a good investment in your employees. For every employee who quits smoking, the return on your investment would be realized within the first year.
What will you the Employer get in return? You may well receive
more efficiency, productivity, attentiveness, energy, and overall
better health from your employees who used to smoke. You may also
see improved retention and loyalty from employees who recognize
their employer is committed to offering resources to help them improve
the quality of their lives. In turn, you may save money on health
care and disability costs, smoke breaks, sick days, temps, and training