Smokefree workplaces are good for health and good for business.
From a business standpoint, going smokefree reduces operating costs, thereby protecting the business owners' pocketbook rather than Big Tobacco's bottom-line.
Smokefree indoor environments lead to:
All this equals greater profits and a healthier and safer work environment for employees, employers, and patrons alike.
The Society of Actuaries issued a 2005 report finding that secondhand smoke costs the U.S. economy roughly $10 billion a year: $5 billion in estimated medical costs associated with secondhand smoke exposure, and another $4.6 billion in lost wages. This estimate does not include youth exposure to secondhand smoke.
Learn more about business costs
at our Advice to Business Owners page.
productivity work time costs from health conditions in the United States
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