Impact on the Workplace
Tobacco use significantly impacts the American workplace. It the leading cause of worker lost production time and affects the workplace through:
The workplace is an ideal location to assist and support changes in employee health and safety behaviors. Effective strategies to protect employees from tobacco and secondhand smoke include:
How does tobacco affect your workplace?
What can an employer do?
There are multiple tobacco cessation activities employers can support, including:
Learn the estimated cost of smoking in your workplaceTobacco Cost Exposure Calculator
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and Center for Health ResearchKaiser Permanente Tobacco ROI calculator
This cost calculator was developed by AHIP with funding from CDC. It provides both sides of the equation, what it costs to not treat tobacco as well as the cost of implementing a benefit.
Read case studies about employers engaging in tobacco control.
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