Smokers cost the U.S. economy $97.6 billion a year in lost productivity — not to mention what they do to your health insurance costs. Seems like it’s well worth your while to get your employees to kick the habit. These online resources can help.
A few clicks of your mouse will give you all the tools you need for your company to help people butt out for good:
CDC.gov — Straight from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, you’ll get posters and messages from U.S. Surgeon General on smoking cessation. There’s even a number for a free “quit line.”
Americanheart.org— The folks at the American Heart Association offer download-able worksheets on everything from quitting smoking to how to avoid the post-quit weight gain.
Whyquit.com — The “smoker meters” posted here will let quitters track how long they’ve been smoke free, how much money they’re saving by quitting — and how much longer they’ll live because of it.
Quitnet.com — Misery loves company! Employees working to kick the habit can join this online community with others in the same boat.
Mdanderson.org — This free, interactive program lets smokers in various states of quit log on to get the help they need at the time they need it.
Epa.gov — Even if employees won’t stop smoking for themselves, maybe they’ll do it for their kids.