Good Works: Tobacco-Free Business Policy

A Note To Employers

Regardless of the size of your business, you can take steps to provide a safe and healthy work environment for your employees. By making your business tobacco-free, you will protect one of your most valuable resources – your workers’ good health. A tobacco-free policy can benefit your business in a number of ways, including:

  • Reducing costs (maintenance, healthcare,insurance, etc.)
  • Improving the environment, productivity, and health of your employees

The Cost of Tobacco

Whether or not you choose to address tobacco use in your workplace, your business pays for it.

Tobacco use results in:

  • Increased absenteeism (sick days) and decreased productivity
  • Higher healthcare costs to employees who contribute to employee health benefits
  • Higher life insurance premium costs to employers who contribute to employee health benefits
  • Higher maintenance and cleaning costs
  • Increased level of early retirement due to disability
  • Increased legal liability for failing to provide a safe workplace

Tobacco-related healthcare costs can be reduced significantly by implementing a tobacco-free workplace policy and helping your employees quit.

How to Help Employees Quit, Fact Sheet

Click Here for more resources to help employees quit.

Breathe New Hampshire offers resources for your business to implement a tobacco-free policy and help your employees quit. Email for more information.

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