Tobacco use is killing us. Every year, 7,000 Oregonians die from smoking. Another 800 die from secondhand smoke. For every death, 20 others suffer from tobacco-related illness. The cost to Oregonians is substantial: $2.4 billion a year for health care and lost productivity — more than any other health issue.
The good news: Most smokers want to quit. This site shares ways you can best support them at work:
- Create a tobacco-free work environment.
- Help tobacco users quit.
- When sponsoring meetings or events, hold them in places that are smokefree.
By tackling tobacco use at work, you can improve employee health and productivity, reduce costly disability and workers’ compensation claims, and boost your bottom line.