When companies provide the necessary support and tools, employees can stay focused on their personal reasons for quitting tobacco. Then, when they quit, it decreases health care costs, increases employee productivity and, in turn, increases the success of your company.
Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. For every employee who smokes, businesses incur nearly $3,800 in excess health care costs and lost productivity annually.
Here at the American Cancer Society, we know that quitting tobacco is hard. It can take up to 7 attempts or more for a person to quit successfully. More than 70 percent of smokers want to quit and attempt to do so each year, but without help, most of them remain unsuccessful. Our proven smoking cessation programs – Freshstart® and the Quit For Life® Program operated by Free & Clear® – can significantly increase your employees’ chances of quitting for good, which reduces their risk of cancer and heart disease, among many other health issues.
Increase your employees’ chances of kicking the habit with our best-in-class telephone-based coaching and Web-based learning support service that provides a personalized quit plan, medication decision support and ongoing follow-up.