As an employer, you can tremendously impact the health and well-being of your employees. Simply put, a healthy workforce increases your bottom line and employee morale. The resources below provide additional information to improve the health of your employees and ultimately, your business.
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.
While this resource focuses on making your business smoke-free (and Nebraska's Clean Indoor Air Act already requires most businesses in the state to be smoke-free), it contains useful info on how to make your business smoke- or tobacco-free. Prepared by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This 2014 Business & Legal Resources article discusses e-cigarettes and how to include the devices in your company's tobacco-free policy.
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.
This 2012 Smart Business article discusses how tobacco use impacts employers' costs as well as why employers should care if employees smoke.
This 2001 Tobacco Control article found that workplace productivity increased and absenteeism decreased among former smokers when compared to current smokers.
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.