Smoking impacts on employers both directly and indirectly, with lost productivity and the absenteeism of smokers having the largest direct impact.
It’s estimated that, across Teesside, smoking costs businesses £51million in smoking breaks. Smoking is also responsible for over 100,000 days of lost productivity due to smoking-related sick days.
Helping staff to stop smoking is the single most effective intervention employers can make in improving staff health and productivity. For more information on how the Stop Smoking Service can support your business and employees to achieve a smokefree workplace, call us on 01642 727 579.