Worksite Policies for Tobacco-Free Grounds

Benton County Public Health

The effects and cost of tobacco use in Minnesota worksites is dramatic. An estimated $2 billion dollars is spent per year in direct health care costs, equaling almost $400 per person in the state and over $1 billion in lost productivity.

Nationally, up to 8% of a smoker's workday is lost on smoking related activities and issues.

A tobacco free worksite policy can help employers minimize health care costs and lost productivity.

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