Improve Productivity and Profitability – Help Employees Quit Tobacco

In Oklahoma, smoking accounts for $1.73 billion in productivity losses each year. Annual healthcare costs directly related to the health effects of smoking amount to $1.62 billion. These estimates account for increased healthcare costs, higher absenteeism, work time spent on smoke breaks, higher life insurance costs, greater risk of occupational injuries, tobacco-related diseases and other factors.

Helping your employees quit tobacco benefits them, but it also benefits your business. Tobacco prevention and cessation efforts help reduce insurance rates and increase worker productivity.

If you operate a business where tobacco use is still allowed by state law, making your business tobacco free is a key step to helping your employees quit.


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Are you a business owner interested in helping employees quit tobacco? Is your business considering smokefree or tobacco-free policies? More information is available to help you create a tobacco policy and provide support for employees who want to quit.

Center for the Advancement of Wellness

Oklahoma State Department of Health
(405) 271-3619