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Smoking harms the health of workers and the companies that employ them.

It is estimated that a person who uses tobacco costs his or her employer about $4,000 a year through unsanctioned smoking breaks and health-related absenteeism.[i]

As an employer, you can take steps to help improve the health of your workers and to improve your company’s financial bottom line.

Other benefits include:

  • Improved productivity
  • Enhanced job satisfaction
  • Enhanced corporate image

One option is to offer a smoking cessation program for your employees.

You can also refer one of your employees to the Tobacco Free Nova Scotia. The Tobacco Free Nova Scotia offers free, confidential and non-judgemental support about how to quit smoking. A caring counsellor can work with your employee to help them develop and follow their own quit plan.

Contact Tobacco Free Nova Scotia today to find out more.

[i] Conference Board of Canada, Smoking Cessation and the Workplace: Briefing 1- Profile of Tobacco Smokers in Canada. April 2013.