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As an employer, you can tremendously impact the health and well-being of your employees. Simply put, a healthy workforce enhances your bottom line and employee morale. The resources below provide additional information to improve the health of your employees, and ultimately, your business. 

Help Your Business Make a Difference
- A Toolkit for Tobacco-Free Worksites

This toolkit provides detailed information on how to make your worksite and campus tobacco-free and how to help employees quit using tobacco. Examples from Nebraska businesses are included.

Smoking Among Workers: By the Numbers
Produced by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in 2014, this infographic shows the relationship between work and smoking.

Smoking Employees Cost $6,000 a Year More, Study Finds
This 2013 article reports on a study that researched health care costs, the cost of taking more sick days, the cost of smoke breaks, and other costs to conservatively estimate that the annual excess cost to employ a smoker is nearly $6,000.


How Employers Impact Their Bottom Line by Helping Their Employees Quit Smoking

This 2012 Smart Business article discusses how tobacco use impacts employers' costs as well as why employers should care if employees smoke.

 
More Employers Shun Tobacco Users
This 2013 Forbes article discusses the importance of encouraging employees to quit smoking to improve their overall health, as well as the methods some employers take to incentivize employees to quit.

Smoking and Absence From Work:
Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Occupational Studies

This 2012 study which appeared in the journal, Addiction, concluded that quitting smoking appears to reduce absenteeism and result in substantial cost-savings for employers.

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