Resolved: Help staff quit smoking this year

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no smoking signIt’s been a month since many of your employees made New Year’s resolutions to quit smoking in 2013. Are they sticking to their plans?

The fact is, you should know. Plenty of evidence reveals that an employer can play a big role in helping employees snuff out their last cigarettes.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 70% of smokers want to quit. But breaking a bad habit is hard to do, especially for someone who tries to do it alone.

If your organization isn’t trying to help employees quit smoking—or if you have a smoking-cessation program but aren’t aggressive about pushing it—get moving now, while employees are committed to living healthier.

Your effort will help the company as much as it helps smoking employees. The CDC estimates that organizations lose a collective $96.8 billion per year in productivity because of smoking-related illnesses and premature deaths. The CDC calls workplace smoking-cessation pro...(register to read more)

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