Although smoking bans are a political sign of the times, it's important to remember the health implications of smoking. A recent report from the World Health Organization estimates that smoking kills five million people every year worldwide. Secondhand smoke causes 600,000 deaths, according to the report, and 95% of the global population lives in places without smoking bans like the one enacted by Virginia.
Regardless of whether you favor smoking bans, it's hard to deny that tobacco use is a serious problem for employers. Offering smoking cessation programs--as well as incentives for those who participate--is an excellent way to reduce your employees' health risks and your bottom line. If you're ready to help your employees kick the habit, we can help! Just drop us a line.