Smoking Linked to $278 Billion in Losses for U.S. Employers

Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Sep 26 2013




WASHINGTON, D.C.—Workers who smoke cost the U.S. economy an estimated $278 billion annually in lost productivity due to absenteeism and extra healthcare costs. This figure is based on an analysis of the cost of extra missed workdays due to poor health, partial absenteeism due to smoke breaks, and additional healthcare costs compared with workers who do not smoke.


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